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Aide to L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti hired for top post in Santa Monica
Aide to L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti hired for top post in Santa Monica

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti’s top aide on budget issues is leaving to take a job running the city of Santa Monica. Deputy Mayor Rick Cole, who also handled innovation and technology strategies for Garcetti, will become city manager of the beach community next month. He was selected by Santa Monica’s council unanimously, Mayor Kevin McKeown said. The appointment makes Cole the third deputy mayor to announce a departure from Garcetti's office in recent months. Doane Liu, who handled basic services, took a job at the Port of Los Angeles. Eileen Decker, who handles public safety, was nominated to become the top federal prosecutor for the Los Angeles area. That leaves...

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