San Fernando city administrator begins new job on October 26.
Written by RANDY SHUN / Published January 29, 2010
The search for a permanent city manager, the highest appointed office at City Hall, is over.
Jose Pulido, 44, has been named the new city manager. Temple City mayor Fernando Vizcarra made the announcement during the October 6, 2009 city council meeting.
“We now have a new city manager,” the mayor said.
The incoming city manager was one of two finalists for the position. Over forty applicants had vied to be the successor to former city manager and city attorney Charles R. Martin, the mayor previously said.
Martin was removed from his positions as city manager and city attorney earlier this year. Since May, parks and recreation director Cathy Burroughs has acted as the interim city manager.
“I see a town and a city with a lot of potential,” Pulido said, after being invited to address the city council and the public.
He added, “I think where you see some downfalls, I see a lot of opportunity.”
Pulido currently works as the city administrator for the city of San Fernando, a position he has held since 2001.
According to the city’s official press release, Pulido has over 18 years of local government experience. Besides the city of San Fernando, Pulido has worked for the cities of Montebello and Pico Riveria, as well as Los Angeles County.
The new city manager holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley, and a master’s degree in urban planning from the University of California, Los Angeles.
“Jose’s full of energy, ideas, and experience,” mayor Vizcarra stated in the October 7th press release. “The Council believes he’s the right choice to help lead Temple City into the future.”
In addition to earning an annual salary of $195,000, Pulido will receive four weeks of vacation time.