Chula Vista’s assistant city manager was named city manager to replace Jim Sandoval, who will retire June 30, the mayor’s office announced Thursday.
Gary Halbert’s promotion was unanimously approved by the City Council.
“Chula Vista is an outstanding community with many of the greatest development opportunities within the San Diego region and throughout California,” Halbert said. “I’m honored by the council’s confidence in me and look forward to working together with our incredible employees to continue to improve top quality services for residents and moving ahead with our most promising projects.”
Mayor Cheryl Cox said Halbert has the expertise to improve upon “what has been a period of sound financial planning and forward thinking.”
Halbert is a certified planner and licensed engineer with more than 30 years of experience in local government. He joined the city of Chula Vista in 2008 as director of development services. He previously worked for the city of San Diego.
–City News Service
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