From Huizar Deputy to Arts District BID

Miguel Vargas, the former legislative deputy for 14th District City Councilman José Huizar, has been named executive director for the Arts District Los Angeles Business Improvement District. 

DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES - The Arts District Los Angeles Business Improvement District is getting a new boss, though he’s not traveling far.

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Effective April 6, the organization that provides cleaning, safety and other services to the growing community will be helmed by Miguel Vargas, the legislative deputy for 14th District City Councilman José Huizar. Vargas, a University of Southern California graduate, has worked for Huizar for three years.

Dilip Bhavnani, the chairman of the board of directors for the ADLA BID, described Vargas as “extremely hard working, dedicated and passionate — a person who is going to be an invaluable resource in the neighborhood.” Huizar spokesman Rick Coca said the councilman is happy for Vargas’ upward move.

“It’s great,” said Coca. “The councilmember has always been one to encourage people to take the next step forward, and this is clearly the next step forward.”

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