The Los Angeles City Council unanimously confirmed Mayor Eric Garcetti’s reappointment of Commissioner Kevin James to a five-year term on the Board of Public Works Commission. The new term begins on July 1, 2017 and goes until June 30, 2022. Commissioner James has been in his current role since July 2013, and is the Board President.
“I have had a diverse career, but to have the opportunity to serve the City of Los Angeles and touch the lives of all Angelenos is an honor,” said James. “I am privileged that I will continue in the role as a Board of Public Works Commissioner, and will continue working with the dedicated and outstanding employees of the Department of Public Works.”
The Board’s accomplishments during his tenure on the Commission include:
*The Bureau of Street Services’ yearly paving of a record 2,400 lane miles of city streets over the past two fiscal years and the improvement of the Pavement Condition Index.
*The Bureau of Sanitation’s creation of Clean Streets Los Angeles to reduce litter and trash, which includes technology to steer resources in a more efficient manner.
*Improving the tree removal process and working to develop a more equitable tree replacement program.
*Working with the Mayor’s Office and numerous city departments to increase film and television production in the city.
*Working with the Mayor’s Office and the City Council in revitalizing the Office of Petroleum and Natural Gas Administration and Safety.