A top Pomona official will take over West Covina’s multimillion-dollar redevelopment agency, city officials said.
As Pomona’s redevelopment manager, Christopher Chung has overseen Pomona’s $37-million annual development budget and attracted major retailers to the city.
He is the latest appointment of West Covina’s new city manager, Daniel Hobbs. Last year, more than half a dozen of West Covina’s top department heads, including the city manager, left amid political turmoil among council members.
“I am delighted to attract a proven redevelopment professional from a larger city who has extensive experience in negotiating and managing high-quality redevelopment projects,” Hobbs said.
Chung, who helped lure Wal-Mart, Boyd Furniture and Home Depot to Pomona, said he is looking forward to teaming up with Hobbs.