Covina city manager, finance director take a little heat from old boss

The City Council in Covina is standing by their man, well men, after a Colton councilman complained that Covina City Manager Daryl Parrish and Finance Director Dilu De Alwis left Colton with a big budget deficit.

Both formerly worked in Colton, where Councilman Vincent Yzaguirre is complaining about a $5.8 mililion deficit he said is due in part to bad budget projections.

De Alwis said he did indeed overestimate, but he claimed a lot of other cities did the same thing, including Covina before he took the job there.

Parrish said he wasn’t very involved in the budget.

Here’s the beginning of a story from Amanda Baumfeld.

COVINA _ City officials spoke in support of two top executives this week after a Colton councilman accused the men of making budgetary mistakes during the executives’ stints in Colton.
Colton Councilman Vincent Yzaguirre said miscalculations by City Manager Daryl Parrish and Finance Director Dilu De Alwis contributed to the city’s $5.8 million budget deficit.
Parrish and De Alwis now work for Covina as the city manager and finance director.
“Human errors were made in the budget and they exacerbate the situation we are in with the economy,” Yzaguirre said in a phone interview this week. “We have to make up for that shortfall.”
Mayor Walt Allen said he is “happy” to have Parrish in the city.

  • Bill Latrell

    If I was Daryl Parrish I would be very worried about Stapleton’s less than luke warm support

  • Richard Meza

    Latrell is right, Stapleton is known for walking over anyone for his overly political agenda.

  • Bradley thomas

    Stapleton, ugh! Need anyone say more!

  • Anonymous

    I wonder if this is why Daryl Parrish decided to cut back so hard on the City of Covina’s Library with 7 lay offs and fewer hours of operation. His cutting funds in that area may make him look like a hard core saver, but they also make him look like someone who who doesn’t understand the importance of reading.

  • Andrea Dunmoyer

    I wonder if this is why Daryl Parrish decided to lay off 7 employees at the Covina library as well as lowering there hours of operation. This could change his image. People might see him as thrifty, or they could see him as someone who doesn’t support literacy.

  • Anonymous

    I wonder if this is why Daryl Parrish decided to lay off 7 employees at the Covina library as well as lowering there hours of operation. This could change his image. People might see him as thrifty, or they could see him as someone who doesn’t support literacy.

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  • Pamela

    I’m disturbed by reading “Parrish said he wasn’t very involved in the budget.”

    And they hired a City Manager who wasn’t involved with a budget from his previous City which had a huge budget shortfall! And his Finance Director who failed to notice the economy was failing and prepare for it?

    In this case, the rats that deserted the sinking ship are bringing the plague with them to Covina.

  • Anonymous

    They are doing the same thing to Covina. Something fishy is up when a City Manager brings in his team. City Council should be very cautious!