West Covina loses city official

West Covina Assistant City Manager Artie Fields will be taking the top job in Salinas. I’m not sure yet what that means for the open position in West Covina.

From the Monterey County Herald

Artie Fields, assistant city manager for West Covina since 1998, is poised to take the administrative reins for the city of Salinas.

The Salinas City Council will make the official announcement at a press conference today, where Fields is expected to be present.

“He’s just wonderful,” an enthusiastic Councilwoman Jyl Lutes said. “He’s young, enthusiastic, incredibly professional, and I think he’s just the right person for the city.”

Fields will take over the post being left by Dave Mora, who has been at the helm of the city since 1990. Mora, 63, will be leaving at the end of June, although his contract stipulates he will remain on hand to help with the transition until September. Read more.

  • Sad

    God Speed Artie. You will be missed.

  • The Commish

    Artie Fields is one of my favorite staff members at city hall and I will miss him dearly. I’ll miss running into him at the gym (though I admit it’s been a while since I’ve been there) and at the supermarket. He is so nice, professional, and just speaking with him always put a smile on my face. I’m sure he will thrive in Salinas. Good luck, Artie and don’t be a stranger.

  • West Covina

    I wish Mr Artie Fields the best He gave a lot to the entire San Gabriel Valley.I would hope that we down size our city managers staff and ask everyone to work a little longer to help us in our tough times. That should start at the top with our city manager putting in the hours and hard work that should be expected with the large paycheck and many extra’s He receives.

  • Anonymous

    Take care Artie. You were a real gentleman.

  • John Clemens

    Artie: we met a few months back. You are a class act. sorry to see you leave.

  • friend

    good bye artie.