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City Searches for New GM to Lead Challenged Neighborhood Councils

Updated: Nov 28, 2023


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According to an email from the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment (DONE), the

City of Los Angeles is looking for a new general manager to lead the city’s troubled

Neighborhood Council’s enforcement department. The salary range is $173,345 to $307,

395 and the deadline for applications is Friday December 8, 2023.


The general manager will head a staff of 33 in the department, which was designed to

support LA’s Neighborhood Council system, which consists of 99 Neighborhood Councils

that form a grassroots arm of the City of Los Angeles government. The position is

currently held by Interim General Manager Vanessa Serrano.


The previous general manager, Raquel Beltran, resigned at the request of Mayor Karen

Bass in March after a well-publicized spending controversy. There was a record-low

turnout for Neighborhood Council elections in 2023.


Read the job description and/or apply for the job here.

Learn more about the Empower LA staff here.
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