This week, my Council colleagues and I confirmed the appointment of Mike Shull as General Manger of the Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks. As Chair of the City's Arts, Parks, Health, Aging, and Los Angeles River Committee, I was thrilled to see this nomination process play out under my watch.
I've had the pleasure of working with Mike Shull for more than 12 years, and he is the consummate professional and problem solver. No one knows the department better than Mike, and no one knows its challenges, history, and how to work collaboratively and creatively to make things happen. He has the respect of the entire department, and I wholeheartedly support his permanent appointment as general manager.