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Head of L.A. Housing Authority board resigns

October 16, 2012 |  8:07 pm

The head of the commission that oversees the city’s housing authority has stepped down after serving a little more than a year on the job, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s office announced Tuesday.

Mitchell Kamin said he resigned to dedicate more time to his law practice.

“We accomplished a great deal, hiring a new CEO and changing the mood among the employees [of the authority] and the residents,” Kamin said.

He said he decided to step down after helping hire new leadership for the agency following a period of turmoil because it was too difficult to balance the demands of board service and running his law practice.

The mayor appointed Marc T. Little, a member of the city’s Commission for Community and Family Services, to replace Kamin. Little serves as the chief operating officer of Faithful Central Bible Church. 

The city’s housing authority has been rocked by a series of controversies over spending and management in recent years and was battered by criticism late last year when the authority board voted to pay an ousted chief executive $1.2 million to settle a wrongful termination claim.

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