LA County Seal

By Sarah Favot, Los Angeles Daily News
Posted: 10/06/15 – 8:12 PM PDT |

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Tuesday unanimously named Sachi Hamai as the county’s chief executive officer.

The board will begin negotiating a contract with Hamai and expects to formally appoint her and approve her salary at its meeting next Tuesday, Supervisor Michael Antonovich said.

Hamai had been in the position on an interim basis since December. The board emerged from a closed-door meeting late in the evening and made the announcement.

“Sachi has been an outstanding county leader throughout her career and has excelled as our interim CEO, rapidly responding to reforms critically needed inside the county and tackling reforms in service to improving the quality of life for our county residents,” Antonovich said in a statement.

Supervisor Sheila Kuehl said in an interview the board commissioned a detailed evaluation, conducted by an outside evaluator, of Hamai’s job performance in her interim role.

“Everyone is very happy with her,” Kuehl said.

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