LOS ANGELES — Mayor Eric Garcetti today announced the appointment of Adel Hagekhalil as Director of the Bureau of Street Services (BSS).
“Adel is a proven leader with a unique vision for using that power to make our communities safer and more livable,” said Mayor Garcetti. “His extensive experience in infrastructure assessment, planning, modeling, upgrading, and funding will be an extraordinary asset for Los Angeles.”
As Director of BSS, Hagekhalil will take a lead role in the City’s unprecedented street and sidewalk reconstruction and repair program. That effort will be backed by billions of dollars in new transportation funding generated by Measure M and the State Transportation Funding (SB 1), which have put the City in a position to fund and execute transportation and mobility improvement projects on an unprecedented scale.
“As the Chair of the Public Works Committee, I look forward to working with Adel who has a true understanding of the importance of the needs of basic City services while continuously pushing for improvements and innovation around our street infrastructure,” said Councilmember Bob Blumenfield. “Making our roads safe to drive on is very important to all Angelenos and making them world class is key as we prepare for the 2028 Olympics.”
With over 29 years in public service, Hagekhalil served most recently as an Assistant Director for the Bureau of Sanitation, where for the past 10 years he has been responsible for wastewater collection system management, stormwater and watershed protection program, water quality compliance, and facilities and advance planning. He led the City’s effort in green infrastructure and multi-benefit projects and the development of the One Water LA 2040 Plan.
“I am humbled by the Mayor’s faith in my ability to manage such a critical component of the City’s infrastructure,” said Hagekhalil, “and I am excited to work with the talented men and women of Street Services, as we continue the momentum they have created to quality and equitable services across our communities based on innovation, integration, and collaboration.”
Hagekhalil takes the helm of a bureau that is making renewed investments and focused on implementing the Mayor’s Sustainability pLAn — by increasing and improving L.A.’s urban tree canopy, expanding the use of cool pavement, and incorporating the use of recycled materials into street repair.
Hagekhalil is a registered civil engineer with the State of California and a national Board Certified Environmental Engineer, and has a undergraduate and graduate degrees in civil engineering.