AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat KingsHe has practiced law in Los Angeles since 1979 and holds graduate and post-graduate degrees from the London School of Economics and UC Berkeley, where he was a visiting scholar. He also serves on the Santa Monica Bay Restoration Commission and has served on the Environmental Task Force for Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. The Department of Water and Power is the country’s largest public utility, with 8,375 employees and a service area of 465 square miles. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The nomination of H. David Nahai to lead the Department of Water and Power will be considered today by members of the Los Angeles City Council’s Energy and Environment Committee. Two months ago, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa nominated Nahai to succeed Ron Deaton, who announced his retirement Oct. 26. The Water and Power Commission voted last month to set Nahai’s annual salary at $310,000 — $34,000 less than Deaton’s salary. Nahai resigned from that commission in early October. Nahai, 53, was president of Nahai Law Corp., a Century City law firm specializing in real estate, transactional matters and litigation. He divested himself of his interest in the firm Oct. 31.