Kiana Taheri

Kiana Taheri

Executive Officer

Mayor Garcetti’s Deputy Chief of Staff (DCOS).

In this role, she advises and supports the DCOS on all budgetary and policy matters, ranging from homelessness and housing to employee relations and public works. She also has the unique role of providing executive support and oversight as part of a Citywide effort to re-envision and re-develop LA’s Civic core.

Kiana received her master’s in Public Policy from UCLA in 2016, and her B.S. in Psychology from the University of Utah in 2012. She first joined Mayor Garcetti’s innovation office in 2015, where she developed a new pilot program, partnering with homeowners to develop Accessory Dwelling Units for homeless Angelenos.

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