Glendale’s Scott Ochoa Named City Manager of Ontario
Glendale City Manager Scott Ochoa has been hired for the same position in the City of Ontario. He’ll leave Glendale on Nov. 17 and start his new job three days later.
A four-year contract was approved Tuesday by members of the Ontario City Council. It has Ochoa making an annual salary of $310,000 plus benefits. The L.A. Times reports he’s currently taking home $275,000.
Ochoa joined Glendale in 2012. For the previous eight years, he was employed as the city manager in Monrovia. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Claremont McKenna College and a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Southern California.
“Scott is uniquely qualified to manage our city at a time of tremendous opportunity, and we are fortunate to have him,” said Ontario Mayor Paul S. Leon. “Scott’s experience and leadership are an ideal fit for our city, allowing us to build upon our role as a regional economic driver while providing an unparalleled living and working environment for our citizens and employees.”
Ochoa’s predecessor in Ontario, Al C. Boling, will be on hand to help him transition into the new job. Boling recently asked to be placed in the assistant city manager’s position -- his old post -- due to some family health issues.
Read Ontario’s press release here.