Zev Yaroslavsky

Top L.A. city budget official leaves post for County Fair Assn.

Top L.A. city budget official leaves post for County Fair Assn.

Los Angeles city leaders have spent seven years clawing their way back from the financial brink, confronting and erasing a series of budget shortfalls that threatened some of the most basic taxpayer services.

Instrumental in those recovery efforts was City Administrative Officer Miguel Santana, the high-level budget analyst who reports to Mayor Eric Garcetti and the 15-member City Council. At the peak of the crisis, Santana pushed for layoffs, furloughs and other measures unpopular with employee unions and even some of his bosses.

Now, with L.A. on the mend, Santana is heading to another organization in turmoil: the Los Angeles County...

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