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Jan Perry confirmed as head of new L.A. economic development agency
Jan Perry confirmed as head of new L.A. economic development agency

The Los Angeles City Council on Tuesday confirmed former Councilwoman Jan Perry's appointment as head of a new agency charged with spurring business activity and employment in the city. Mayor Eric Garcetti in July chose Perry, a rival in this year's mayoral race, as interim general manager of his Economic and Workforce Development Department. Last month, he decided to make the appointment permanent. On a unanimous vote, the council approved Garcetti's selection of Perry, who served as a council member for 12 years before running for mayor. She endorsed Garcetti in the May runoff. The position pays $215,878 a year. During her council tenure, Perry helped broker...

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