After much controversy, LADOT General Manager Jaime De La Vega will step down. A holdover from the Villaraigosa Administration, De La Vega came under scrutiny by department managers for his abrasive attitude. It is worth noting that De La Vega came in when the LADOT was dogged by numerous scandals, to which De La Vega succeeded in controlling the damage and addressing deficiencies. It was also under his leadership that the department took an increased interest in bicyclist and pedestrian needs. In the meantime, LA Department of Recreation and Parks General Manager Jon Kirk Mukri will serve as the interim general manager of LADOT.