Hmm, guess it was all pre-arranged. Mayor Villaraigosa today will nominate H. David Nahai for the vacancy at the head of the Department of Water and Power. He quit the DWP commission a few weeks back to "run" for the general manager's job, typically the highest-paid city job because it usually is filled with an experienced utility exec lured from somewhere else. Nahai is neither experienced nor hard to get, so it will be interesting to see what salary he's given. From the mayor's office advisory:
Villaraigosa has chosen David Nahai to lead an unprecedented effort to modernize the nation's largest municipal utility and reduce its contribution to global warming.
Nahai will be charged with implementing an ambitious effort that is centered on a renewable energy agenda to increase sustainability, a modernization plan to ensure the reliability of safe water and electricity, and a fiscal accountability program to protect the ratepayers.
The news conference is at 11 am.