07/06/2011 05:20 pm ET Updated Sep 05, 2011

Villaraigosa's Chief Of Staff Resigns

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's chief of staff, Jeff Carr, announced Wednesday that he is stepping down from his post, the latest sign of turbulence to hit the mayor’s office during his second term.

Carr, who has held the post since 2009, is expected to leave later this summer. Shortly before noon, Carr held a meeting to inform members of Villaraigosa’s staff that he was leaving.

Carr, 47, was hired with much fanfare two years ago, with supporters of Villaraigosa promising that a reshuffling of the executive ranks would make the office more effective. Those moves came after months of criticism that the mayor lacked focus and follow-through.

That move was followed by more instability.