AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita It looks like what Stuckey really wants is a golden handshake – some nifty settlement cash to take with him on his way out the door. But the Los Angeles City Charter clearly states that all department heads are “at will” employees whom the mayor can fire at any time. The council shouldn’t allow Stuckey to shake it down in this manner. It’s hard to believe Guerdon Stuckey really wants his old job back. Being general manager of the Los Angeles Animal Services Department has got to be the worst job in the entire city, including the one cleaning toilets in city parks. The job requires dealing with many angry, crazy people, receiving physical threats of harm, and constant, noisy demonstrations outside one’s home and office. It’s a tough gig. That’s why it rings false that Stuckey wants the City Council to reinstate him to the position he served in for slightly more than a year until Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa fired him. Stuckey is being replaced by the former head of animal services for New York City, Ed Boks, in what is clearly a political move to assuage the city’s ardent animal-rights advocates. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!