L.A. County Counsel Mark Saladino Steps Down

Los Angeles County Counsel Mark Saladino has called it quits after just eight months on the job. The county’s top lawyer issued his announcement in an email to office employees Thursday, saying he had accepted a senior management position at the Department of Treasurer and Tax Collector.

Saladino was appointed to the position in a 4-1 vote in September and assumed office in October of 2014. Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, the lone no vote, had expressed concerns about the lack of an extensive search process.

Before his appointment, Saladino had served as the county’s treasurer and tax collector. His annual salary as County Counsel was $284, 693.

Saladino’s successor will be the fifth person to hold the position in the past decade. His predecessor John Krattli retired after less than three years. County Counsel Andrea Ordin also served just two years on the job.

Read more about Saladino’s departure here.


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