A New CEO for Los Angeles County?

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LA County is run by five elected supervisors, four of whom find it a cumbersome,  inefficient way to do business. Yesterday, after voters turned down a proposal to create a County Mayor, supervisors endorsed another plan. With voter approval, the County’s Chief Administrative Officer will be given the power to oversee all department heads. Supervisors will be governed by a "non-intrusion" clause that bars them from issuing orders to county employees. The current CAO, David Janssen, tried to retire this year after 10 years in office, but qualified replacements turned down the job, in part because the limitations posed by the current structure.



  • David Janssen - Chief Administrative officer for Los Angeles County


Warren Olney