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