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25 minutes ago, Larry Eisenberg, executive director of Facilities Planning and Development for the Los Angeles Community College District — the man who oversees the fraud-ridden $5.7 billion construction bond program at Los Angeles Community College District, was let go. Terminated effective March 12.

Chancellor Dr. Daniel LaVista made the announcement to the public at today's Los Angeles Community College District Board meeting. Thomas Hall will be serving in his place in the interim.

A six part expose put out last week by the L.A. Times uncovered misuse of tens of millions of dollars. Also to blame are the Board of Trustees, yet voters did not oust incumbents Mona Field and Miguel Santiago in yesterday's elections.

However: they may still have some answering to do also:

In light of the Times expose, County Mayor Michael D. Antonovich – who served on this very board of trustees from 1969-1972 — announced that he calls upon Los Angeles County District Attorney Steve Cooley for an investigation into the Los Angeles Community Colleges and the allegations contained in the (L.A. Times) series.

We will keep you updated as the heads [hopefully] continue rolling.

Update: During the Board meeting, some Board members did their usual “the building program is wonderful” shpeel — hilarious!

Board members Mona Field, Sylvia Scott-Hayes and Tina Park, however, kept quiet. Just as hillarious.

The seven-member Board of Trustees voted unanimous in a closed session to terminate Eisenberg's contract.

Contact: Mars Melnicoff at mmelnicoff@laweekly.com / follow @marsmelnicoff

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