Opening in traffic

Wayne Tanda, the general manager of the city Department of Transportation, up and resigned today after just three years. That means Mayor Villaraigosa will get to put his own person in—helpful since the mayor has said that easing traffic will be a key way to judge how well he's doing. In a statement, Villaraigosa says (in part), "I accept Wayne Tanda's resignation as the General Manager of the Los Angeles Department of Transportation and wish him much success as he returns home to San Jose to not only face new professional endeavors, but to spend more time with his family. I look forward to naming an interim General Manager in the coming weeks as we embark on an international search to find the most qualified candidate to lead the Department of Transportation in the years to come."

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