Mayor Villaraigosa names new public works commissioner
Capri W. Maddox
LOS ANGELES, Calif.—Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa today named a deputy city attorney to sit on the Board of Public Works, which oversees the bureaus of sanitation, street services, engineering, street lighting and contract administration.
Capri W. Maddox currently advises the city on Neighborhood Council-related issues as part of the City Attorney's Office General Counsel Group.
Maddox will earn a salary of $127,013 according to the City Controller's published list of city employee salaries. The Board of Public Works is the only paid city commission.
The seat opened in June, when former Commissioner John Choi resigned in order to run for City Council.
"Capri Maddox has demonstrated her commitment to public service since 1992," Villaraigosa said. "Her legal experience and her dedication to the residents of Los Angeles will be great assets to the Board of Public Works Commission.''
Maddox has worked in three other areas of the City Attorney's Office, including the complex litigation section, the neighborhood prosecutor program in the Los Angeles Police Department's Wilshire Police Station and the central trials unit.
Maddox first worked for the city in 1992 with the Los Angeles Housing Department. She served as Glendale's community development and housing analyst and worked as a consultant before returning to Los Angeles as a city prosecutor.
Maddox, who graduated from the Pepperdine University School of Law, is the immediate past president of the Association of Black City Attorneys and serves on the Getty House Foundation Education Committee.
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