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Garcetti moves to restart suspended LAFD hiring drive
Garcetti moves to restart suspended LAFD hiring drive

With overhauled procedures, Los Angeles is once again moving to hire new firefighters after the process was suspended earlier this year amid concerns about nepotism and mismanagement. In a bid to boost the number of women and minorities in the LAFD's ranks, a lottery will be used to winnow the pool of candidates seeking coveted slots in new fire academy classes, according to a draft of revised city rules. When Mayor Eric Garcetti scrapped the last round of firefighter hiring in March,  he promised to follow recommendations of outside experts from the Rand Corp., who were hired to review the recruitment process. But with the $270,000 report still unfinished, the mayor chose to move...

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