Austin Beutner, who as deputy mayor already oversees 13 agencies at City Hall, now has one more in his portfolio: the DWP.
Beutner, who just came on board three months ago, was introduced today as the Department of Water and Power's interim general manager, the second straight interim GM and the ninth GM in 10 years. His first order of business will be finding a suitable replacement for himself.
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa seemed frustrated with the applicant pool
for the job, noting he's tired of getting candidates from public
utilities 1/10th the size of DWP. Beutner vowed to bring a new sense of
transparency during his tenure, however long that may turn out to be,
but also said there would be no overnight successes.