Covina hires new City Manager

Jennifer McLain just posted this bit of information on our Web site:

COVINA – Ten months after the firing of the city’s top executive, elected leaders have finally decided on a new City Manager.

Daryl Parrish, who for the past eight years has served as Colton city manager, will serve as Covina’s city manager effective June 1.

“I am very, very excited about taking the reign of a city that has tremendous assets, a vibrant downtown, a staff that is talented, and a City Council that works hard and likes to move things forward,” Parrish said Thursday.

Parrish accepted the $199,500 contract on Wednesday, and informed Colton council members on Thursday that he accepted the position in Covina, Mayor Walt Allen said.

His first day on the job in Covina is June 1.

“I am very excited and I think that it he will be a good fit for the city,” Allen said. “And the council unanimously believes that, too.”

  • Overpaid!

    $199,500? What a waste! What over sweeteners did this guy get? Auto allowance, CalPERS, medical, vacation/sick pay?

    Can anyone do this job for half the price? I know I would and so would many others!

    These elected officials in local government need to get real on these salaries.