Deputy for Public Works
Maria oversees the county services in the Third District through the Departments of Public Works, Parks and Recreation, and the LA County Public Library. She administers the Supervisor’s capital program, including project conception, architectural design, budgeting, project management and the selection of civic art. Under her supervision, the Third District has successfully completed numerous construction projects, such as the Monroe Wellness Center, Los Angeles River Headwaters, Tujunga Wash Greenway Project and El Cariso Park Gymnasium. Also, projects currently under construction the Zev Yaroslavsky Family Support Center, Camp Kilpatrick Replacement, Strathern Wetlands Multi-Use, San Fernando Teen Health Clinic and the John Anson Ford Master-Plan. Maria studied at USC and previously worked for Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky for more than 39 years, including during his tenure as a member of the L.A. City Council.