The action sends Ron Nichols' nomination to the City Council. Nichols, a Seattle-based utility consultant, will be paid $345,000 a year. The City Council is expected to vote on confirmation in January.
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's appointees at the Department of Water and Power voted Monday to hire Seattle-based utility consultant Ron Nichols as the agency's newest general manager, the sixth since 2007.
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