There have been more than a few chuckles at City Hall about Austin Beutner's title in Mayor Villaraigosa's administration. When this invitation for an event tomorrow landed, at least one longtime City Hall hand almost snorted corn flakes out of his (or her!) nose. "Austin B is calling himself First Deputy Mayor?," the observer emailed. "Were Grand Poobah and Intergalactic Commander already taken?" Possibly so. The First Deputy (or First Among Unequals?) also has added interim general manager of the Department of Water and Power to his business card, of course.
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He gets around: Beutner will be interviewed by Matt Toledo, publisher of the L.A. Business Journal, at the Drucker Business Forum on May 6 at the Central Library.