Mayor-elect Eric Garcetti has made the first major personnel announcement of his administration, naming longtime aide Ana Guerrero as his chief of staff.
Guerrero joined Garcetti's city council office when he was first elected in July of 2001. She was promoted to chief of staff in 2008.
"I'm focused on creating jobs and solving problems in our neighborhoods, and there is no one more expert and experienced in making government work better for the people of L.A. than Ana Guerrero," Garcetti said.
"Ana was the key player in my work to cut budget costs and revitalize neighborhoods. Together, we're going to build on this foundation with new solutions to fix City Hall and strengthen communities citywide."
Guerrero is a first generation Mexican-American and the daughter of migrant farmworkers. She came to Los Angeles from Northern California in 1995 to work as an organizer for the United Neighborhoods Organization.
Rich Llewellyn is leading Garcetti's transition team, which has set up a website where Angelenos can apply for jobs with the administration and give the mayor-elect their own ideas for improving Los Angeles.
Garcetti will be sworn into office on June 30 in a ceremony on the Spring Street steps of City Hall.