Jimmy Blackman leaving Villaraigosa's staff

The last of Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's original team of top advisors at City Hall, Deputy Chief of Staff Jimmy Blackman, will leave on August 13. Blackman told reporters today he has no other job lined up. “I will always remain loyal to Mayor Villaraigosa,” Blackman said a in a prepared statement for David Zahniser at the Los Angeles Times. Blackman goes back to Villaraigosa's time in the state Assembly and the first, unsuccessful run for mayor in 2001.

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