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Mayor Loses Another As LADWP's Nahai Resigns

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Los Angeles Department of Water and Power head David Nahai resigned today to take a role as Senior Advisor to former US President Bill Clinton's Clinton Climate Initiative, according to a press statement issued by Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa: "I would like to thank David Nahai for his four years of service at the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power where he led the team responsible for increasing the City's renewable energy portfolio, reducing water consumption to record levels, and putting us on the path to be coal free by 2020." Over at the Daily News, Rick Orlov refers to Nahai as the "sometimes embattled head of the Department of Water and Power" and notes that he has "faced harsh questioning over the past year with the utility seeking increases in water and power rates, water conservation programs and the recent problems with water main breaks around the city." CityWatch first raised the issue of Nahai's exit, reporting rumors of his resignation way back on September 15th. Throw in the recent resignation of Andrew Adelman, the former Building and Safety head, and the Mayor has lost two high-profile appointees.
· DWP chief to step down [Daily News]