Beutner's Top Job Is To Find Someone to Replace Beutner
Beutner, who just came on board three months ago, was introduced today as the Department of Water and Power's interim general manager, the second straight interim GM and the ninth GM in 10 years. His first order of business will be finding a suitable replacement for himself.
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa seemed frustrated with the applicant pool for the job, noting he's tired of getting candidates from public utilities 1/10th the size of DWP. Beutner vowed to bring a new sense of transparency during his tenure, however long that may turn out to be, but also said there would be no overnight successes.