Ray Chan retired from LADBS to begin his appointment as Deputy Mayor of the Mayor’s Office of Economic Development (MOED). Ray initiated and implemented more than 70 enhancement programs at LADBS which have won him and LADBS various awards, including the "2013 Building Official Of The Year" by the California Building Official Association. He will be missed, but he will still play a role in LADBS in his new capacity as the Department’s Deputy Mayor.
Ray's replacement is Frank Bush, who was appointed as the Interim General Manager of LADBS. He is highly respected by the construction and development industries as well as the LADBS family. Frank has 27 years of experience with LADBS and more than 38 years of experience in the construction industry. He began his City career as an inspector, and promoted through the ranks to Executive Officer where he managed all operations of the Department including approximately 1,000 employees.