The Los Angeles City Council has confirmed by a 15-0 vote the appointment of Keith Mozee as executive director of the Bureau of Street Services (StreetsLA). Mozee was nominated on June 23 by Mayor Eric Garcetti.
Mozee has worked for the city for more than 31 years, starting at the Bureau as a light truck operator in 1989. Since 2016, he has served as StreetsLA Assistant Director overseeing the Street Renewal Division, Engineering Division, Construction Services Division, and Emergency Operations, serving as the StreetsLA Chief Operations Officer, Racial Equity Officer, and COVID-19 Safety Officer.
Mozee also is an adjunct professor at Los Angeles Trade-Tech College and a veteran of the US Army. He is a lifelong Angeleno.
“As Chair of the Public Works Committee, I am thrilled that Keith Mozee will become the next head of StreetsLA,” said Councilmember Bob Blumenfield. “Keith is a man of integrity; a man of his word. For over 30 years he has looked the residents of Los Angeles in the eye and helped them live a better life through his work first as a light truck operator then going through practically every job in the department to become the best he can be. The City of Los Angeles is lucky to have him.”
As executive director of StreetsLA, Mozee will oversee the largest municipal street network and urban forest in the nation, and build upon the legacy of StreetsLA as a leader in innovative, sustainable, and multi-benefit infrastructure.
“I want to thank Mayor Garcetti and the City Council for giving me this opportunity at what is a critical juncture for the City and the Bureau,” said Mozee. “I am committed to constantly improving our services, enhancing the look and feel of our streets and neighborhoods, creating safe and healthy communities for all Angelenos, and supporting the hard-working women and men who have made StreetsLA a national leader on issues of sustainability, equity and service excellence.”