A spokesman for the Mayor, Matt Szabo, countered: “Gloria Jeff received numerous indications from the mayor’s office that her management of the Department of Transportation was deficient.”
It will take 10 council votes to overturn her firing. Having had a prickly relationship with a number of the council members, that is not likely to happen.
Daily Newspredicts Jeff will be going after some compensation. "Gloria Jeff, the recently fired head of the Los Angeles Department of Transportation, learned something important in her 18 months in that post: City Hall is terribly afraid of getting sued... Former L.A. Animal Services chief Guerdon Stuckey only had to do a little agitating after being dumped from his job to be handed a questionable $50,000 consulting gig. If Jeff is looking for a cash-out, history tells us she'll probably get one."