LA County Seal

By Abby Sewell
January 15, 2015

Los Angeles County officials Wednesday completed a major reorganization in the top tier of management, moving some upper officials out of the county’s chief executive office and bringing others into newly created positions.

County leadership has been in flux over the last two months as two new members joined the Board of Supervisors following November’s election and former Chief Exceutive Officer William T Fujioka retired.

Fujioka was replaced briefly by his former second-in-command, Brence Culp, as interim chief executive. But the board removed her and placed Sachi Hamai, who had been executive officer to the board and the clerk responsible for meeting agendas and administrative tasks, in the interim role.

Hamai announced last week that she would restructure the office, eliminating the five deputy chief executive positions that had overseen different areas of county operations, including public safety, health and children’s services and the chief deputy position previously held by Culp.

Instead, a chief operating officer will oversee budgets, capital projects and employee relations, while other newly created executive positions will focus on high-priority issues. One will deal with issues in the Sheriff’s Department, one with the impending consolidation of three county health departments into one agency, and one will act as interim head of the newly created Office of Child Protection.

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