Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollectionsRon Deaton
IN THE NEWS

Ron Deaton

FEATURED ARTICLES
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 31, 1996 | JEFFREY L. RABIN and JEAN MERL, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
It's just three blocks from City Hall to the county Hall of Administration, but a quiet and potentially costly behind-the-scenes tug of war is brewing between the city and county over a bureaucrat largely unknown to the public. The city's chief legislative analyst, Ron Deaton, is valued by the Los Angeles City Council, but is much sought after by at least one member of the powerful county Board of Supervisors.
ARTICLES BY DATE
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 27, 2007 | David Zahniser, Times Staff Writer
The head of the nation's largest municipal utility resigned Friday, immediately igniting a debate over the process that will be used by Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa to find a successor. Los Angeles Department of Water and Power General Manager Ron Deaton, who forged a reputation as one of the most powerful bureaucrats at City Hall, sent a letter to city officials saying he was resigning "with a heavy heart" after working in city government for 42 years.
Advertisement
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 22, 2007 | David Zahniser, Times Staff Writer
If anyone has been a symbol of unseen power and influence at Los Angeles City Hall, it's Ron Deaton, a 42-year bespectacled bureaucrat who built a formidable reputation by getting the city's elected leaders to do what he told them. In the decade that he advised the 15-member City Council, such labels as "the most powerful person in City Hall" and "the 16th council member" attached themselves to the Seal Beach resident.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 22, 2007 | David Zahniser, Times Staff Writer
If anyone has been a symbol of unseen power and influence at Los Angeles City Hall, it's Ron Deaton, a 42-year bespectacled bureaucrat who built a formidable reputation by getting the city's elected leaders to do what he told them. In the decade that he advised the 15-member City Council, such labels as "the most powerful person in City Hall" and "the 16th council member" attached themselves to the Seal Beach resident.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 27, 2007 | David Zahniser, Times Staff Writer
The head of the nation's largest municipal utility resigned Friday, immediately igniting a debate over the process that will be used by Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa to find a successor. Los Angeles Department of Water and Power General Manager Ron Deaton, who forged a reputation as one of the most powerful bureaucrats at City Hall, sent a letter to city officials saying he was resigning "with a heavy heart" after working in city government for 42 years.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 25, 2004 | From Times Staff Reports
City Council members voted unanimously Wednesday to appoint their legislative analyst, Ron Deaton, to head the city's Department of Water and Power. Deaton will replace David Wiggs, who retired last month.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 27, 1996
The city of Los Angeles' chief legislative analyst, Ron Deaton, has withdrawn from consideration for the top administrative job in Los Angeles County government. The decision leaves a narrow field of finalists to replace county Chief Administrative Officer Sally Reed, who resigned last month to become director of the state Department of Motor Vehicles. Deaton, one of the most important officials at City Hall, said Wednesday he preferred to stay with the city, where he has spent 31 years.
SPORTS
February 7, 1988
The University of San Diego missed its first 14 shots from the field Saturday and went on to lose at the University of Portland, 68-64, in a West Coast Athletic Conference basketball game. USD (9-12, 1-7) fell behind, 14-1, and, by the end of the first half, had made just 9 of 26 field goals. USD was able to make things close at the end. The Toreros cut Portland's lead to one point three times, the last with 1:07 remaining.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 29, 2004 | Patrick McGreevy, Times Staff Writer
Mayor James K. Hahn recommended Thursday that Ron Deaton, the top advisor to the Los Angeles City Council, take over as general manager of the beleaguered Department of Water and Power. Deaton is a City Hall veteran who has a good relationship with a City Council that has harshly criticized the department for wasteful spending.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 13, 2000 | TINA DAUNT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ron Deaton may have been the only Lakers fan who was relieved Sunday, when the hometown team lost the third game of the NBA finals to Indiana. Deaton, of course, wants the Lakers to win. But as the city's chief legislative analyst and the City Council's top problem solver, he has the suddenly unenviable task of planning the team's victory parade--something that has to be done, even though the series' outcome remains uncertain.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 20, 2006 | Patrick McGreevy, Times Staff Writer
After a year of controversy over spending by the Department of Water and Power, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa called Thursday for the agency's governing board to begin a performance evaluation of its general manager. A letter from Villaraigosa details 37 goals and issues that should be considered in evaluating Ron Deaton, who was appointed to head the DWP in November 2004 by then-Mayor James K. Hahn. "It's a blueprint of what we expect of him," said DWP board member Nick Patsaouras.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 13, 2005 | Steve Hymon and Patrick McGreevy, Times Staff Writers
Ron Deaton was the consummate City Hall insider. As the Los Angeles City Council's behind-the-scenes advisor for 11 years, he negotiated contracts, rewrote legislation and gently informed council members when they were making no sense. Then late last year, Deaton became the chief of one of the most scrutinized agencies in the city, the Department of Water and Power.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 25, 2004 | From Times Staff Reports
City Council members voted unanimously Wednesday to appoint their legislative analyst, Ron Deaton, to head the city's Department of Water and Power. Deaton will replace David Wiggs, who retired last month.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 3, 2004 | Patrick McGreevy, Times Staff Writer
Ron Deaton, the top advisor to the Los Angeles City Council, was appointed Tuesday as general manager of the troubled Department of Water and Power, the nation's largest municipal utility. The appointment by the DWP governing board requires confirmation by the City Council, which is expected to come swiftly. "I don't see a scenario where Ron doesn't get the support of the council," said council President Alex Padilla.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 29, 2004 | Patrick McGreevy, Times Staff Writer
Mayor James K. Hahn recommended Thursday that Ron Deaton, the top advisor to the Los Angeles City Council, take over as general manager of the beleaguered Department of Water and Power. Deaton is a City Hall veteran who has a good relationship with a City Council that has harshly criticized the department for wasteful spending.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 13, 2000 | TINA DAUNT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ron Deaton may have been the only Lakers fan who was relieved Sunday, when the hometown team lost the third game of the NBA finals to Indiana. Deaton, of course, wants the Lakers to win. But as the city's chief legislative analyst and the City Council's top problem solver, he has the suddenly unenviable task of planning the team's victory parade--something that has to be done, even though the series' outcome remains uncertain.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 18, 1999 | PATRICK McGREEVY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The focus of the political drive to break off an independent San Fernando Valley transit system shifted abruptly Friday as a top Los Angeles official moved to embrace a regional pact that would pursue the proposal. Chief Legislative Analyst Ron Deaton, who had bottled up the proposal, reluctantly recommended that the city join the county and eight cities in pursuing a split from the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 12, 2000 | TINA DAUNT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Gearing up for talks with the U.S. Department of Justice next week, Los Angeles City Council President John Ferraro has designated four city officials to negotiate an agreement on how best to reform the LAPD and forestall a federal civil rights lawsuit. Acting as leader of the council, which ultimately must approve any agreement, Ferraro asked City Atty. James K. Hahn, Chief Legislative Analyst Ron Deaton, Police Commission President Gerald L.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 18, 1999 | PATRICK McGREEVY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The focus of the political drive to break off an independent San Fernando Valley transit system shifted abruptly Friday as a top Los Angeles official moved to embrace a regional pact that would pursue the proposal. Chief Legislative Analyst Ron Deaton, who had bottled up the proposal, reluctantly recommended that the city join the county and eight cities in pursuing a split from the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.
Los Angeles Times Articles
|