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City to Pay $6,200 a Week to Retired and New DWP Bosses

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What a hot mess. The Department of Water and Power's commission today voted to not only name and pay a Deputy Mayor as the interim General Manager of the utility, but also continue to pay retired General Manager David Nahai for three months for consulting services. Both will earn over $6,200 a week, equivalent to a salary of $325,000.Will Nahai be paid for full-time work? No, he'll be paid $6,282 a week to be "on call," according to the Los Angeles Times.

Yesterday, when the controversy surfaced, Commission President Lee Kanon Alpert said there was nothing wrong with the decision. "This is a reasonable business decision, nothing more than that," he told the Times. " “David’s resigned, and we need his institutional knowledge for the next few months.”