Mayor appoints five African Americans to posts
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa recently announced the city appointments of five African Americans.
They include Tony Royster, who has been appointed the interim General Manager of the Department of General Services and City Purchasing Agent; Marcus Allen, who will assume the City Administrative Officer position; Paul H. Turner, who will join the board of the City Ethics Commission; and Angela Bass, who has been appointed to Superintendent of Instruction and will be joining the Partnership for L.A. Schools; and Marc T. Little will join the Commission for Children, Youth and Their Families.
Royster has 25 years of shared experience in the City�s General Services Department and general services management in both the public and private sectors.
Allen will become the first African American to hold the position of City Administrative Officer, the highest-ranking non-elected position in Los Angeles� government structure. He will be responsible for the City�s $7 billion budget, labor relations program and debt management.
Turner, a voting rights leader, has 15 years� experience as a local, state and national leader in civic engagement, election reform and economic development policy. He will be the second African-American ethics commissioner in the past 15 years and the fourth in the Commission�s 17-year history.
Bass, who comes to the position from the San Diego, previously served as executive director of Baldrige Education Criteria for Performance Excellence in the Office of the Superintendent of the San Diego Unified School District.
Marc T. Little holds the position of Chief Operating Officer for Faithful Central Bible Church