Mayor's Top Pick At DWP Resigns -- I'm Sure It's Not Just So He Can Step Into The TOP Office, Shortly (Or CD 5 CM?)
Welp, looks like ZD stumbled upon something again, thanks to the Mayor Sam readers who pointed it out. There's something BIG going on regarding Villar/Nahai and DWP.
ZD never knows which issues are gonna "blow-up" here, or not. So here's an example of a little ol' reference to the LA Times story on Nahai stepping down...
AND NOW I CAN TELL YOU BASED ON THE EMAILS COMING IN, CELL PHONE MESSAGES AND COMMENTS HERE ON MAYOR SAM...THERE IS MORE TO THIS STORY THAN IS PRINTED IN THE PAPER...
AND I THINK THERE IS A SENSE OF "DESPARATION" OVER THE TIMING OF ALL OF THIS...MUCH - MUCH MORE TO COME...I think this avalanche of shadiness is gonna end up burrying at least one or two folks. (Politically, at least.)
So out of all the stuff ZD has been blogging about so hard (to take a bite out of shadiness)...looks like this is gonna be a big thorn in Villaraigosa's Citywide shakedown attempt. Not that I've been doing this for that long, but when the chatter gets like this...I know what's next. LAUSD/CHARTERS, NON-PROFIT SCAMS, DONE/NC STAFFER CONFLICTS, ELLIS ACT REFORM, AFFORDABLE HOUSING SCAM...IT'S GONNA BE HUGE. NEWSPAPER REPORTERS...GET READY!
From: latimes.com ("National News" section)
Head of DWP board resigns
Move is seen at City Hall as H. David Nahai's first step toward securing the utility's top executive position.
By David Zahniser, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
October 6, 2007
The president of the Los Angeles Board of Water and Power Commissioners resigned Friday, a move interpreted at City Hall as his first step toward securing the top executive job at the $4.2-billion municipal utility -- the nation's largest.
H. David Nahai, an attorney who lives in Benedict Canyon, submitted his resignation to Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. Within hours, two sources close to Villaraigosa described Nahai as the mayor's top pick to replace DWP General Manager Ron Deaton, who has been on medical leave since July.
Deaton, who earns nearly $345,000 a year, went on leave after suffering a heart arrhythmia during a trip abroad...and has been absent during a crucial time, with the agency coming under fire from City Council members after the recent heat wave caused power disruptions. Earlier this week, the agency agreed to pursue rate increases: 9% over two years for electricity and roughly 6% over two years for water.
What the LA Times doesn't mention in the article is that this guy Nahai, is Villaraigosa's "wining and dining" drinikng bud. And they sure do get inappropriately loud and boisterous at times, in restaurants, for all to hear (about their plans...like when ZD gets a little too boisterous about finding a six-pack of those little juicy-juice jugs for only a dollar at the grocery store.) But did the twos' loud and obnoxious drunken public behavior cause people to lose contracts? And why did someone just tell me to type "Suzanne Reyes" into my batcomputer shady-searchers?
[Alright Captain Jack, take your flourish and bows...and please add on.]
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