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November 24, 1994 | JAMES RAINEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The city of Los Angeles is so preoccupied with paperwork that it often pays little attention to getting the best buys on equipment and supplies, wasting an untold number of tax dollars each year, an audit has found. The 41-page controller's audit found that the city's buyers spent most of their time consumed with filling out forms, rather than trying to locate the best buys for the city. It also found that the need for goods is determined haphazardly.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 29, 1996
Former MTA head Franklin White is out the door; Police Chief Willie Williams has been knocked to his knees; and it looks like I'm scheduled to be next. I have been the subject of three recent articles and an editorial in The Times designed to smear and malign my name and reputation under the guise of a concerned public. This is another despicable example of the cavalier manner in which the press deals with African Americans in high-level positions, without regard to their professional or community status.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 15, 1988 | KEVIN RODERICK, Times Staff Writer
Mayor Tom Bradley hired the highest-ranked black official in San Diego County and a prominent Los Angeles arts figure for top city jobs Wednesday, filling vacancies left when two of his most controversial appointees departed City Hall in a hurry. In also elevating veteran Los Angeles city officials to three other top jobs, Bradley rejected pleas from Latino leaders for at least two appointments and a bigger share of the plum jobs in city government.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 14, 1996 | JAMES RAINEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The high absentee rate of a top Los Angeles city official has gone unscrutinized by Mayor Richard Riordan, despite a city policy that requires mandatory accounting of time for all employees who frequently miss work. Randall C. Bacon, head of the city's General Services Department, reported that his sick days added up to nearly six weeks in 1995, nearly 2 1/2 times the total that is supposed to trigger an attendance review. Yet no review has been conducted.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 14, 1996 | JAMES RAINEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The high absentee rate of a top Los Angeles city official has gone unscrutinized by Mayor Richard Riordan, despite a city policy that requires mandatory accounting of time for all employees who frequently miss work. Randall C. Bacon, head of the city's General Services Department, reported that his sick days added up to nearly six weeks in 1995, nearly 2 1/2 times the total that is supposed to trigger an attendance review. Yet no review has been conducted.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 29, 1996
Former MTA head Franklin White is out the door; Police Chief Willie Williams has been knocked to his knees; and it looks like I'm scheduled to be next. I have been the subject of three recent articles and an editorial in The Times designed to smear and malign my name and reputation under the guise of a concerned public. This is another despicable example of the cavalier manner in which the press deals with African Americans in high-level positions, without regard to their professional or community status.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 20, 1991
Reacting to reports that city-owned residential properties are in deteriorated condition, Los Angeles City Council members and Mayor Tom Bradley's housing coordinator Tuesday called on officials in charge of overseeing the buildings to explain their maintenance procedures and if necessary take actions to correct problems. The Times on Tuesday reported that 17 homes and two apartment buildings under city control are often maintained in shabby conditions and become community eyesores.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 16, 1988
Mayor Tom Bradley has hired Randall Bacon, the highest-ranking black official in San Diego County, to a $109,000-a-year post as head of Los Angeles' Department of General Services. Bacon, the No. 3 administrator for San Diego County, has also served as head of the San Diego County Department of Social Services. In Los Angeles, Bacon will oversee the huge department that operates City Hall and acts as business agent for the city bureaucracy.
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
March 23, 1995
The Los Angeles City Council has adopted a new process for evaluating department general managers, a change intended to make them more accountable. In the future, the performance criteria will be drafted by a "planning group" made up of the agency chief, the agency's commission president, the mayor and the chair of the agency's council oversight committee. Previously, general managers drafted the criteria themselves and presented them for the review of the mayor and the department's commission.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 24, 1994 | JAMES RAINEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The city of Los Angeles is so preoccupied with paperwork that it often pays little attention to getting the best buys on equipment and supplies, wasting an untold number of tax dollars each year, an audit has found. The 41-page controller's audit found that the city's buyers spent most of their time consumed with filling out forms, rather than trying to locate the best buys for the city. It also found that the need for goods is determined haphazardly.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 15, 1988 | KEVIN RODERICK, Times Staff Writer
Mayor Tom Bradley hired the highest-ranked black official in San Diego County and a prominent Los Angeles arts figure for top city jobs Wednesday, filling vacancies left when two of his most controversial appointees departed City Hall in a hurry. In also elevating veteran Los Angeles city officials to three other top jobs, Bradley rejected pleas from Latino leaders for at least two appointments and a bigger share of the plum jobs in city government.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 3, 1992
After reluctantly launching a nationwide search, the Airport Commission on Wednesday began interviewing 10 candidates--eight of them city employees--for the job of directing one of the world's busiest municipal aviation departments. The closed-door interviews, which were to conclude today, could allow the commission to decide as soon as Monday who will replace Clifton A.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 8, 1991 | Times Researcher Cecilia Rasmussen
The Los Angeles City Council on July 31 approved pay raises for 13 department heads that will cost the city $55,000, plus an additional $80,000 if a 5% cost-of-living increase is approved next week. Under the merit pay schedule, department heads received hikes ranging from 2% for a "C" grade and 4% for a "B" grade. No one received 6% for an "A" grade. The raises are retroactive to Jan. 1, 1991, which will give each department head a bonus ranging from $1,000 to $4,000 in the next paychecks.
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