Garcetti Launches Review Of LA City Department Heads

LOS ANGELES ( — Mayor Eric Garcetti met with city department heads Monday as part of his administration’s efforts to improve efficiency at City Hall.

KNX 1070’s Claudia Peschiutta reports Garcetti has pledged to hear from around three dozen department heads and general managers on how their respective departments can jump-start the local economy.

“I think you have two times in office to really make an impact: when you promise what you will do and when you hire the people who will do it,” Garcetti said.

The mayor has said he wants chief city managers to offer strategies and recommendations on the issues of job creation, how to incorporate technology into city operations and improving customer service.

After one week in office, Garcetti acknowledged that it could be the perfect time to assess the Department of Water & Power, the Los Angeles Fire Department and others and even possibly replace some managers.

“I think it would be unlikely that 100 percent of the folks would return, but I’m not prejudging anything, I’m not saying, ‘I’ve got secret list and don’t even bother applying.'”

The process could take up to three months, Garcetti added.

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