Ted Allen Confirmed By City Council As City Engineer & Executive Director At The Bureau Of Engineering

Posted on 08/22/2022
Ted Allen has been selected as the next City Engineer and Executive Director for the Bureau of Engineering.

The Los Angeles City Council today confirmed Ted Allen as City Engineer and Executive Director of the Bureau of Engineering (BOE). This confirmation comes shortly after the retirement of Gary Lee Moore, who dedicated 37 years of Service to the City of Los Angeles as City Engineer.

“Infrastructure is a building block and a starting point from which a city can develop equitably; that is why I am proud to appoint Ted Allen to lead our Bureau of Engineering — someone who understands the critical role infrastructure plays in development. I am excited to see what Ted will accomplish in the future as Engineering’s lead,” said Mayor Eric Garcetti.

Ted Allen has served the City of Los Angeles for nearly 29 years, starting his career in 1993 with the Bureau of Engineering as a Civil Engineering Assistant shortly after graduating from UCLA with a degree in Civil Engineering. Allen has served the past eight years as Deputy City Engineer, overseeing vital projects, including BuildLA, the Racial Equity Action Plan, and leading Engineering’s technology strategy department-wide.

“The Board of Public Works is thrilled to welcome Ted Allen as the new City Engineer and Executive Director for the Bureau of Engineering,” said Board of Public Works President Aura Garcia. “He is someone whose service to the city truly makes a difference. We know Ted will continue to support a culture of integration, innovation, and inclusion.”

As City Engineer and Executive Director of the Bureau of Engineering, Allen will oversee approximately 900 staff with an annual budget of $110 million dollars and lead the Bureau's delivery of an estimated 400 projects totaling $3.8 billion dollars and 20,000 permits annually. 

“I am honored and excited to follow in the steps of Gary Lee Moore as the next City Engineer,” said Ted Allen. “The Bureau of Engineering is a wonderful organization made up of incredible people. I look forward to continuing to advance our great city and deliver quality projects and services more efficiently and equitably for all Angelenos.”