DWP General Manager H. David Nahai Tenders Resignation
I would like to thank David Nahai for his four years of service at the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power where he led the team responsible for increasing the City's renewable energy portfolio, reducing water consumption to record levels, and putting us on the path to be coal free by 2020.
I wish him great success in his new endeavor as Senior Advisor to the Clinton Climate Initiative where he will use his experience and leadership skills to advance their core mission of finding and developing workable solutions to climate change....... "nice parachute".
But to most observers of all things political on Spring Street, "it was not if, but when", regarding Nahai's status as the head of the nation's largest public utility.
With water mains bursting city wide, mix in with power outages, soaring rate increases, and most important, IBEW's "Boss D'Arcy's" displeasure, Nahai was "Dead GM Walking" as the backlash against Nahai/Villaraigosa management of the DWP grew city wide.
With Nahai's resignation, he becomes the latest associate of Mayor Villaraigosa to "fall on the sword" to protect the Mayor's waning political capital. Just wondering if Nahai and Villaraigosa will continue their "social gatherings' in LA's restaurants and watering holes??