A very reliable source with decades long ties to the local political scene is telling us that Nahi is out as DWP chief, at the urging of D'Arcy and that D'Arcy could very well be the replacement for Nahai. All of this is fallout from the amazing defeat of Measure B by local activists, for which D'Arcy reportedly blames Nahai.
Coincidentally an excellent piece by Daniel Heimpel in tomorrow's LA Weekly will chronicle how a group of grizzled activists and internet bloggers and tweeters defeated the Mayor, the DWP, the unions and 12 City Clowncil members in drubbing Measure B, a controversial solar ballot measure. The article also makes clear the amount of power D'Arcy wields at DWP.
Continuing, as part of a "success is the best revenge" move taken out of the Bitter Bernie playbook, Nahai, learning that Villaraigosa is "just not that into him" will run for CD2.
However, on the other hand, another very reliable source embedded deep within City Hall, a veteran of many campaigns over the last several years, tells us that this is news to them and beleives that Nahai does not live in CD2. However, this tipster believes a "field clearing" player is gearing up to run for Greuel's seat, its just not Nahai.
They also go on to state they'd be surprised if D'Arcy wants to take over at DWP as the boss is a "labor guy." They do predict other management moves at DWP, just not at this level.
Stay tuned dum dums.