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Villaraigosa's Chief of Staff's Big Idea: Quitting.

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The Rev. Carr (via Twitter)
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It's been two years since Reverend Jeff Carr came on board as the Chief of Staff to L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, and today the 47-year-old announced he will be stepping down this summer. Carr, the City's former Director of Gang Reduction and Youth Development, was brought on with much to-do about his "demanding style" and experience in the non-profit sector and in getting policy passed in City Hall.

Last summer, when Villaraigosa's big-ass staff was scrutinized for its sheer volume (260 people), Carr defended the Mayor, saying: "This is a mayor with big ideas and a big agenda."

L.A. Now hails today's news of Carr's stepping down as "the latest sign of turbulence to hit the mayor’s office during his second term."