As Mayor Villaraigosa begins his do-over second term, Ed Boks, retread from NYC, is out at Animal Services.
Among people Robin Kramer et al. brought in from out of town to run key Los Angeles Departments so as to be more beholden to the Mayor's office than locals who actually understand the conflicts of the City, that leaves only Cultural Affairs chief Olga Garay from Miami and developer doormat Gail Goldberg from San Diego still in charge of City Departments while consulting GPS to get to meetings. Detroit retread traffic czarina Gloria Jeff left early on, and the City's traffic patterns remain a reflection of her incompetence.
While Boks did establish some services that may have been acceptable to other burgs, he vastly squandered relationships with the cutting-edge animal activist community of Los Angeles, one of the world's most progressive.