A former reserve officer with the Los Angeles Police Department was one step closer today to securing a position on the Board of Fire Commissioners.
Steve Fazio was confirmed by the Public Safety Committee. The Los Angeles City Council is scheduled to discuss his appointment on Tuesday. He would succeed Jill Furillo. The five-member civilian Board of Fire Commissioners is responsible for providing direction to the Los Angeles Fire Department.
Fazio was a reserve officer from 1981 to 2011. He is a former president of the Brentwood Area Chamber of Commerce and was part of the effort to create the Westside Council of Chambers of Commerce.
"I am confident that Steve Fazio will make an excellent addition to the Board of Fire Commissioners," Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said in a statement announcing the appointment. “His 30 years of service as a reserve police officer demonstrates his commitment to public safety, and his consistent engagement in the local business community has shown that he has the aptitude to advance the goals of the Los Angeles Fire Department.”
Fazio lives in Woodland Hills.