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L.A. Community College District trustees fire head of construction program

March 9, 2011 |  5:09 pm

Staff meeting

The Los Angeles Community College Board of Trustees voted Wednesday to terminate the contract of Larry Eisenberg, the head of its troubled bond-financed construction program, effective Saturday.

The unanimous, closed-door vote of the seven-member board came days after a series of Times articles exposed widespread waste in the $5.7-billion campus rebuilding program. Eisenberg, 59, the district’s executive director of facilities planning and development, has led the construction program since 2003.

The trustees appointed Eisenberg’s deputy, Thomas Hall, to take his place on a provisional basis, beginning Monday.

FULL COVERAGE:

<b>Times Investigation:</b> Billions to spend on L.A. community colleges Times Investigation: Billions to spend on L.A. community colleges

Waste throws wrench into Los Angeles community colleges' massive project Part 1: Waste throws wrench into Los Angeles community colleges' massive project

A new complex riddled with ills that are costly to cure Part 2: A new complex riddled with ills that are costly to cure

Markups by 'body shops' inflate the public's cost Part 3: Markups by 'body shops' inflate the public's cost

Sports facilities tripped up by one misstep after another Part 4: Sports facilities tripped up by one misstep after another

A family conflict of interest on a college campus Part 5: A family conflict of interest on a college campus

Grand dream loses sheen in glare of daylight Part 6: Grand dream loses sheen in glare of daylight

-- Michael Finnegan and Gale Holland

Photo: Larry Eisenberg in a staff meeting at the Los Angeles Community College District in downtown Los Angeles. Credit: Christina House / For the Los Angeles Times

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