New city manager in Rosemead

Jeff Allred will serve as Rosemead’s newest City Manager, Rebecca Kimitch reports.

ROSEMEAD – The Rosemead City Council selected its fourth city manager in as many years Tuesday, naming Jeff Allred to the post.

Allred, Norco’s city manager, replaces Jeffrey Stewart, an interim who was brought aboard April 7 with hopes from the council that he would stay permanently. Those hopes were dashed when Stewart later accepted the city manager post in the Orange County city of Los Alamitos.

“I’ll be glad to work with Jeff Allred… but I’m not going to lie, we were lucky to have (Stewart) for six weeks,” said councilman Steven Ly.

Allred has served as the city manager of Norco – known as Horsetown USA for its red carpet welcome to horses – for more than five years. Previous to that, he served as assistant city manager in La Verne for 13 years, and has also worked in the cities of El Monte, West Covina and Downey. Read more.