Posted on 07/20/2022

LOS ANGELES — Mayor Eric Garcetti celebrates the appointment of Ted Allen as City Engineer and Executive Director of the Bureau of Engineering (BOE). 

“Infrastructure is a building block and a starting point from which a city can develop equitably, that is why I am proud to appoint Ted Allen to lead our Bureau of Engineering — someone who understands the critical role infrastructure plays in development. I am excited to see what Ted will accomplish in the future as BOE lead,” said Mayor Eric Garcetti. “Thank you to Gary Lee Moore for decades of service to Los Angeles and for leading the department with the highest standards of excellence.” 

Ted Allen has served the city of Los Angeles for nearly 29 years. He started his career with the Bureau of Engineering in 1993 as a Civil Engineering Assistant, shortly after graduating from UCLA with a degree in Civil Engineering. He has served the last eight years as Deputy City Engineer where he oversaw key projects including BuildLA, the Racial Equity Action Plan, and led BOE’s technology strategy department wide.

As City Engineer and Executive Director of the Bureau of Engineering, Allen will oversee approximately 900 staff with an annual budget of $110 million dollars and lead the Bureau's delivery of an estimated 400 projects totaling $3.8 billion dollars and 20,000 permits annually. Upon council confirmation, he will replace City Engineer Gary Lee Moore who is retiring at the end of the month. 

“I am honored and excited to follow in the steps of Gary Lee Moore as the next City Engineer,” said Ted Allen. “The Bureau of Engineering is a wonderful organization made up of incredible people. I look forward to continuing to advance our great city and deliver quality projects and services more efficiently and equitably for all Angelenos.” 

Gary Lee Moore retires after 37 years of Service to the City of Los Angeles. Moore is the second longest serving City engineer in the history of Los Angeles. Under his leadership, the Bureau of Engineering made significant advances in technology, sustainability, gender equity, as well as transparency and accountability through data.

“It has been the honor of a lifetime to serve as City Engineer for nearly 19 years,” said Gary Lee Moore. “For the last eight years, Ted Allen has been a key member of my executive team and I know that he will make an exceptional City Engineer.”