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In a move that will surprise no one, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa
will announce today the selection of former DWP Board President, H. David Nahai to replace Ron Deaton as DWP General Manager.
, a staunch "FRIEND OF ANTONIO", will become the highest paid department manager at over $300,000 a year. Still some in the City Council would like to conduct a national search for the best qualified candidate, as stated by Councilwoman Jan Perry.
Yet, the selection of Nahai will be greeted by the "GREEN COMMUNITY" with glee. Nahai's past work with the water board and his agenda of pursuing a "GREENER DWP"
will give the Mayor a "GREEN COVER" to engender continuing support from the "ECO COMMUNITY".
Nahai, a lawyer by training, will have his hands full, in attempting to right the nation's largest public utility. After all, this is the agency that pays $100 to plant a tree, faced a blistering attack from LA Times Steve Lopez
when his power went out, and where employees are over paid and under work.
Will Nahai be the right person for DWP
? One thing for sure, Nahai and Villaraigosa will have some "quality discussions" at many fine restaurants in the near future. Just wondering who will pick up the tab ?
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