Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa hired Miriam Long, now a senior deputy for Supervisor Yvonne Burke, to be his deputy mayor for education, youth and families. From the release:
For 12 years, Long has served as a key policy advisor to Los Angeles County Supervisor Yvonne Burke on all issues related to foster care, seniors, homelessness, early childhood development and child care, LAUP, the First 5 Commission and the County Department of Public Social Services.
In her new role, Long will oversee education issues and services for children and families in the City. She will also serve as a top-level liaison with the City's departments of Recreation and Parks, Disability and Cultural Affairs, the Los Angeles Public Library, El Pueblo and the Commission on Children Youth & Their Families.
Long was formerly a city legislative analyst and the Manager of Government and Public Affairs for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.