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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 10, 1992
It appears unlikely the Los Angeles City Council will challenge the selection of city Personnel Director John J. Driscoll as manager of Los Angeles International Airport, although Councilwoman Ruth Galanter on Wednesday called for a review of the process that led to the choice. "I'm trying to find out why it is they passed over three people with airport experience to pick somebody with none," said Galanter, who represents neighborhoods around the airport.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 18, 1998
The Times' assessment (editorial, April 5) of the situation facing Southern California's regional airport system was on target in many respects. However, I believe the editorial may have left an inaccurate impression by terming the proposed LAX expansion "mammoth." Our region's current passenger demand will more than double and the current cargo demand will triple. Yet, while today's LAX handles three-fourths of the region's passenger traffic and two-thirds of the region's air cargo, under future conditions LAX will handle less than 60% of the region's air-passenger demand and less than 50% of the region's air cargo demand.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 8, 1992 | RICHARD SIMON and FREDERICK M. MUIR, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
City Personnel Director John J. Driscoll was named Monday to manage Los Angeles International Airport, the world's third-busiest air transportation hub, as the facility enters a critical period in its development. The Airport Commission, in a closed-door meeting, unanimously selected Driscoll to succeed Clifton A. Moore, the longtime airport manager who is retiring.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 2, 1993
Jerry B. Epstein, in his article "LAX as Retirement Home for the Mayor's Cronies" (Commentary, Dec. 21), has recited a litany of accusations and inaccuracies more in the spirit of a political harangue than truly descriptive of the actions of the Board of Airport Commissioners. The board's selection of John J. Driscoll as Department of Airports executive director was anything but the "secretive" process blasted by Epstein. The recruitment process really began last September, when Clifton A. Moore's decision to retire from the position was widely publicized.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 18, 1998
The Times' assessment (editorial, April 5) of the situation facing Southern California's regional airport system was on target in many respects. However, I believe the editorial may have left an inaccurate impression by terming the proposed LAX expansion "mammoth." Our region's current passenger demand will more than double and the current cargo demand will triple. Yet, while today's LAX handles three-fourths of the region's passenger traffic and two-thirds of the region's air cargo, under future conditions LAX will handle less than 60% of the region's air-passenger demand and less than 50% of the region's air cargo demand.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 2, 1993
Jerry B. Epstein, in his article "LAX as Retirement Home for the Mayor's Cronies" (Commentary, Dec. 21), has recited a litany of accusations and inaccuracies more in the spirit of a political harangue than truly descriptive of the actions of the Board of Airport Commissioners. The board's selection of John J. Driscoll as Department of Airports executive director was anything but the "secretive" process blasted by Epstein. The recruitment process really began last September, when Clifton A. Moore's decision to retire from the position was widely publicized.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 16, 1992
Despite some choice words for airport commissioners, the Los Angeles City Council Tuesday refused to intervene in the commission's recent appointment of Personnel Director Jack Driscoll as general manager of the huge Department of Airports. The council, however, did call for a report on the commission's controversial, closed-door search for a manager to replace Clifton A. Moore, who has directed the department since 1968.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 15, 1992 | RICHARD SIMON and GREG KRIKORIAN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
As the city of Los Angeles' longtime personnel director, Jack Driscoll has been involved in plenty of City Hall flaps--including scrapping physical standards for most job applicants. "When I came here in 1978," he recalled, "if you had too many cavities, we wouldn't let you be hired." Yet through the years--even when he directed such politically explosive matters as finding a successor to Police Chief Daryl F. Gates--the quiet, cautious career bureaucrat managed to stay above the fray.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 21, 1999 | JOSEPH TREVINO
The Los Angeles Board of Airport Commissioners approved a request for bids Tuesday for construction of a new cargo ramp at Palmdale Regional Airport. An estimated $1.5 million is needed to fund construction of the facility, with plans calling for it to be large enough to accommodate two cargo aircraft at the same time, said Scott Read, spokesman for the Los Angeles city department that runs the Palmdale airport. Plans also call for a bypass taxiway to be built, Read said.
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The state Friday declared a Republican the winner of a disputed seat on a Pennsylvania appeals court, deciding a contest in which only 28 votes separated the top two candidates. Susan P. Gantman was declared the winner in the Superior Court race just hours after a federal judge in Philadelphia refused to block the certification process. Waiting for the results of the Nov. 4 election to be completed has been "harder than the election," Gantman said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 16, 1992
Despite some choice words for airport commissioners, the Los Angeles City Council Tuesday refused to intervene in the commission's recent appointment of Personnel Director Jack Driscoll as general manager of the huge Department of Airports. The council, however, did call for a report on the commission's controversial, closed-door search for a manager to replace Clifton A. Moore, who has directed the department since 1968.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 15, 1992 | RICHARD SIMON and GREG KRIKORIAN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
As the city of Los Angeles' longtime personnel director, Jack Driscoll has been involved in plenty of City Hall flaps--including scrapping physical standards for most job applicants. "When I came here in 1978," he recalled, "if you had too many cavities, we wouldn't let you be hired." Yet through the years--even when he directed such politically explosive matters as finding a successor to Police Chief Daryl F. Gates--the quiet, cautious career bureaucrat managed to stay above the fray.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 10, 1992
It appears unlikely the Los Angeles City Council will challenge the selection of city Personnel Director John J. Driscoll as manager of Los Angeles International Airport, although Councilwoman Ruth Galanter on Wednesday called for a review of the process that led to the choice. "I'm trying to find out why it is they passed over three people with airport experience to pick somebody with none," said Galanter, who represents neighborhoods around the airport.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 8, 1992 | RICHARD SIMON and FREDERICK M. MUIR, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
City Personnel Director John J. Driscoll was named Monday to manage Los Angeles International Airport, the world's third-busiest air transportation hub, as the facility enters a critical period in its development. The Airport Commission, in a closed-door meeting, unanimously selected Driscoll to succeed Clifton A. Moore, the longtime airport manager who is retiring.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 9, 1988
Six finalists were named Friday in the competition to succeed Sylvia Cunliffe as head of the Los Angeles General Services Department. The six, chosen from a field of 53 candidates, include three city employees and three officials from government agencies in other cities. Personnel Director John J.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 9, 1995 | KAY HWANGBO
Los Angeles City Councilman Joel Wachs this week criticized the city Department of Airports for delays in completing a blueprint for growth for Van Nuys Airport. In a letter faxed Thursday to John J. Driscoll, executive director of the department, Wachs wrote: "Progress on this plan has been dismally slow. This master plan has the potential for breaking new ground on how an airport can successfully function in a highly populated urban area.
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