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July 11, 1993
In response to your editorial "Violante: Right Guy for the Job?" (July 2): I too have serious reservations about the appointment of William C. Violante as one of Richard Riordan's five deputy mayors. Yes, it does smack of being a payoff for support and possibly silence regarding the details of Riordan's three arrests, but more important is the undermining of our new chief of police. After the disastrous relations between the Police Department and the last Administration, we do not need to be sending messages to the rank and file that our police chief is going to be monitored by "one of their own."
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October 18, 2013 | By Tina Susman
NEW YORK - Corpses are sprawled on crime-ridden streets. Rioters hurl bottles through the night sky. An elderly woman stands alone, grim-faced and tense, on a subway car slathered in graffiti. The scenes in Republican mayoral candidate Joe Lhota's new TV ad recall the city's ugliest days - days that Lhota says could return if New Yorkers elect his rival, Democrat Bill de Blasio, on Nov. 5. De Blasio bashed the commercial, which began airing Wednesday, calling it "just like the Willie Horton ad" from George H.W. Bush's 1988 presidential campaign.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 2, 1986
Mayor Maureen O'Connor has nominated Councilman William Jones as the city's next deputy mayor and elevated Councilman Mike Gotch to chairmanship of the Transportation and Land Use Committee, a post held by resigning Councilman Uvaldo Martinez. Jones, who is up for re-election next year, is in line for the post, which is traditionally given to the person with seniority on the council who has not held the position. Martinez was in line to become deputy mayor, but he will resign by Nov.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 14, 2013 | By Catherine Saillant
In selecting Rick Cole as his deputy mayor for budget and innovation last week, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti got an outspoken proponent of high-density building along transit corridors and someone who, as a former city manager, demanded accountability from department heads. Cole, 60, was Ventura's city manager for eight years before abruptly stepping down last year. He was city manager of Azusa before that and is a former mayor of Pasadena. During his tenure in Ventura, he championed the adoption of an all-infill general plan, reorganized departments and recruited high-tech businesses to the laid-back coastal city.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 26, 2003 | From Times Staff Reports
Mayor James K. Hahn said this week he has appointed business executive Renata Simril as his deputy mayor for economic development, filling a key vacancy in his administration. Simril served as the executive in charge of urban growth initiatives for the Genesis LA Economic Growth Corp., and previously managed commercial real estate developments.
NEWS
May 15, 1987 | From United Press International
Deputy Mayor Tom Houston, one of Mayor Tom Bradley's key advisers during his failed run for governor last year, is quitting his post next month to join a local law firm, Bradley announced today. Houston will be replaced by former state Assemblyman Michael Gage, who is currently vice president of the Gersten Cos. business development firm and a close friend of Houston.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 26, 1998
Deputy Mayor Stephanie Bradfield, who has served as Mayor Richard Riordan's chief government liaison since 1996, formally announced her resignation Thursday. Bradfield will become vice president of communications and public affairs for the Los Angeles Convention and Visitors Bureau. Her resignation is effective July 10.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 18, 1999 | PATRICK McGREEVY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Reflecting political ferment in the San Fernando Valley, Mayor Richard Riordan has for the first time assigned a deputy mayor, his highest-level representative, to his Van Nuys office. Bill Violante, a longtime Valley resident, has been working half time in the Van Nuys office since early March. Local leaders had long urged Riordan to station a deputy mayor in the Valley. "It's very important that it happened," said Studio City attorney Dave Fleming, a Riordan confidant.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 26, 1991
Mayor Tom Bradley on Wednesday appointed developer and activist Linda Griego to serve as deputy mayor, filling a $99,639-a-year position previously held by Ed Avila. Avila was recently appointed, after a national search, to become administrator of the Community Redevelopment Agency. Griego, 43, a member of the CRA's Board of Commissioners and co-owner of a popular downtown restaurant, was selected to stimulate redevelopment and attract new business to Los Angeles, Bradley said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 22, 1995
Board of Public Works Commissioner Sharon H. Morris is being promoted to deputy mayor to fill the job of Rae James, who is leaving the Riordan Administration to work at the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, officials announced Thursday. A native Angeleno, Morris has worked for the South Coast Air Quality Management District, the Southern California Gas Company, the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development and the city's chief legislative analyst.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 12, 2013 | By David Zahniser
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on Friday named third-place mayoral candidate Kevin James to the powerful Board of Public Works - the latest appointment to go to a political supporter. James, a Republican radio host who campaigned aggressively for Garcetti in the run-up to the May 21 runoff election, was one of six new appointees announced by the newly installed mayor. He has already tapped former mayoral candidate Jan Perry, who also endorsed him in the campaign, to run a new economic development agency on an interim basis.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 12, 2013 | By David Zahniser
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on Friday named former rival Kevin James, who placed third in the March 5 primary election, to serve on the powerful Board of Public Works. James, a Republican radio host who campaigned aggressively for Garcetti in the run-up to the May 21 runoff election, was one of six new appointees announced by the newly installed mayor. Other public works commissioners announced by Garcetti are Matt Szabo, former deputy chief of staff to former Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa; Barbara Romero, a planning commissioner under Villaraigosa; former Assemblyman Mike Davis, who represented part of South Los Angeles until last year; and Monica Rodriguez, an executive with the California Assn.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 2, 2013 | By David Zahniser
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on Tuesday announced that former City Councilwoman Jan Perry will temporarily oversee the agency being created to spur business activity, one of three high-level appointments rolled out by his administration. Perry, who ran unsuccessfully for mayor and later endorsed Garcetti, will serve temporarily as top executive of the new Economic Development Department, getting it up and running before handing it off to a permanent general manager, said Garcetti spokesman Yusef Robb.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 2, 2013 | By David Zahniser
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on Tuesday announced that former City Councilwoman Jan Perry will temporarily oversee the agency being created to spur business activity, one of three high-level appointments rolled out by his administration. Perry, who ran unsuccessfully for mayor and later endorsed Garcetti, will serve temporarily as top executive of the new Economic Development Department, getting it up and running before handing it off to a permanent general manager, Garcetti spokesman Yusef Robb said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 9, 2013 | Steve Lopez
You're six months behind on the mortgage. Your credit cards are maxed out. Your small business is treading water. Meanwhile, a tree has fallen on the roof of the office, the parking lot is full of potholes, and you've promised raises to employees, along with free healthcare into eternity. So what should you do about a mounting deficit that could lead to bankruptcy? You could make some hard choices, or you could follow the lead of the candidates for mayor of Los Angeles. I subjected myself to two mayoral debates last week - one at the Autry National Museum and another at the Valley Performing Arts Center at Cal State Northridge - and I listened to a third debate on KPCC.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 8, 2013 | Maeve Reston
The top five candidates for Los Angeles mayor faced an unusually tough grilling Thursday led by Austin Beutner, the former deputy mayor who once stood as a leading contender in the race. While in past debates the candidates have offered a striking lack of specificity about how they would tackle the city's looming $1-billion budget deficit, Beutner -- a retired investment banker who served as Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's first deputy until mid-2011 -- repeatedly pressed them for details at a lively San Fernando Valley forum.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 29, 2001 | MICHAEL FINNEGAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
How many deputy mayors work for Los Angeles? Could it be four? Maybe six? Nine? Did someone say 12? Ask around at City Hall, and the answer is all of the above. Or, depending on whom you ask, none of the above. "What do we have, four?" Mayor Richard Riordan wondered. "Plus the chief of staff? Well, no, let's see. You have Ann D'Amato, Jennifer Roth, Bill Violante, Rocky Delgadillo. That's right. We have five." Sounds a little like four, but who's counting?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 16, 2003 | Beth Shuster, Times Staff Writer
Los Angeles Mayor James K. Hahn promoted a new deputy mayor Wednesday to oversee several key departments, including community development, cultural affairs and human relations. Eric Brown, 35, has worked for Hahn for the past eight years as a special assistant, first in the city attorney's office and the last two years in the mayor's office. Brown managed Hahn's Crenshaw campaign office during the mayoral election. The mayor has been under pressure to diversify the ranks of his top staff.
NATIONAL
February 4, 2013 | By Tina Susman
NEW YORK -- To his family, Ed Koch was "Uncle Eddie. " To New Yorkers, he was "hizzoner," the omnipresent three-term mayor who was remembered Monday as the man who lifted a grim city to glory but who always had time for his nieces, nephews, and a dizzying array of friends ranging from his Greenwich Village neighborhood to the White House. Koch died Friday at 88 of congestive heart failure, 23 years after leaving City Hall, but anyone who doubted his pull after so many years out of office had to look only at the faces inside Temple Emanu-El in Manhattan.
WORLD
April 2, 2012 | By Sergei L. Loiko, Los Angeles Times
MOSCOW - In a sign that Russia's ruling party will face greater challenges when Vladimir Putin begins his third term as president, an independent candidate supported by the opposition won a landslide victory in a weekend mayoral election. The preliminary results announced Monday in the runoff election gave Yevgeny Urlashov, a charismatic 44-year-old lawyer, about 70% of the vote in the city of Yaroslavl, about 150 miles northeast of Moscow. He defeated a local tycoon from Putin's United Russia party.
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