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|Warren Furutani Replaces Andrea Alarcon On Public Works Board|
|Written by San Fernando Valley Sun|
|Thursday, 14 March 2013 05:18|
LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa tapped former Assemblyman Warren Furutani to fill a seat on the Board of Public Works that was vacated by Andrea Alarcon in January.
Villaraigosa cited Furutani's 40 years as a public servant. "His skills as a problem solver and consensus builder will be great assets to the Board of Public Works and the City of Los Angeles," Villaraigosa said.
Furutani, 65, will be paid $127,000 per year and is expected to finish out Alarcon's term, which expires June 30, 2014, unless the mayor taking over for Villaraigosa this summer decides otherwise.
Before Furutani served on the 55th Assembly District from 2008-2012, he was a trustee of the Los Angeles Community College District and board member of the Los Angeles Unified School District. He is a graduate of Gardena High School and Antioch University.
In a special election held Jan. 17, 2012, Furutani lost to Joe Buscaino in an election to fill the City Council seat vacated by Janice Hahn, who was elected to the United States House of Representatives.
Alarcon resigned from the full-time job in January, after her then-10- year-old daughter was found unattended at City Hall around midnight Nov. 16, while she was drinking at a downtown hotel. The mayoral appointee, daughter of City Councilman Richard Alarcon, was already facing drunken driving charge in San Bernardino County at the time, and Los Angeles police opened a child endangerment investigation.
|Last Updated on Thursday, 14 March 2013 05:21|