DOWNEY - Economic development director John Perfitt is leaving Downey to accept a job at a Los Angeles housing agency, city manager Gerald Caton announced at Tuesday's City Council meeting.Perfitt came to Downey 3 1/2 years ago and is credited with some of the recent developments in downtown Downey, officials said. He also played a key role in negotiations with Tesla Motors two years ago. Council members on Tuesday praised Perfitt and wished him well in his new job. "It's definitely a loss for Downey," Mayor Pro Tem Roger Brossmer said. "But on a personal level, I'm happy for him. He deserves this."
********** Published: May 26, 2011 - Volume 10 - Issue 6