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Another Garcetti press aide leaves the staff

jeff-millman-twitter.jpgJeffrey Millman, a key spokesman for Eric Garcetti during the 2013 mayoral campaign and in the first two years of the mayor's term, has taken what he calls a leave of absence to work for the committee pushing Los Angeles as the hot city for the 2024 Olympics. The Garcetti media operation has pretty much turned over already. Yusef Robb, Garcetti's original head of communications, left in March to pursue unspecified new opportunities. Naomi Seligman was named in May to become Garcetti's communications director. Last month the mayor named Connie Llanos to be the press secretary. Vicki Curry, the former Villaraigosa spokeswoman who has been with Garcetti's media office since before he moved into the mayoral suite, is now functioning as an "all-purpose public information officer for various city agencies," says the LAT's Peter Jamison in a story about Millman's switch.

Millman has previously worked on the campaigns of former mayor James Hahn, Sen. Barbara Boxer, former governor Gray Davis and the 2008 presidential campaign of Hillary Clinton. He is a graduate of Southwestern University Law School.

The private effort that Millman is now working for, headed up by Casey Wasserman, today announced details of the bid being prepared for the U.S. Olympic Committee. The games will be costly, but would use mostly existing venues and should end up in the black, the report says.

LA Times story, New York Times story

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