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Politicians Angry, too, Over $6,200 a Week Consulting Gig at DWP

The DWP headquarters in Downtown L.A. | Photo by Omar Omar via Flickr
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Furthering the ridiculousness of the David Nahai consulting contract, City Councilmembers are chiming in as well.

"This is more than comical," City Councilman Dennis Zine was quoted saying in the Daily News. "Here we are putting city workers on furlough, talking about reducing cop hiring, asking people to conserve water, and then we're talking about squandering thousands of dollars on this man."

David Nahai retired as General Manager of the L.A. Department of Water and Power last week amid a month of water main breaks. He said he was headed to the Clinton Climate Initiative, but yesterday, it was announced Monday that he would remain being paid his $320,000 salary as a consultant for three months, equaling out to about $6,200 a week. At the same time, an interim General Manager will be paid the same. The department's commission President said the move to keep Nahai "on call" at that price was for "institutional knowledge."