Burbank City Manager Bud Ovrom was unanimously approved by the Los
Angeles City Council on Tuesday to head that city’s Community
Redevelopment Agency, starting March 3.
Ovrom’s last day as city manager will be March 1, but he will
continue to live in Burbank, he said.
“There’s a lot of comfort level with being in the same job for 18
years,” Ovrom said. “It’s got to be a little scary for any type of
change, and L.A. is definitely big city politics.”
Burbank and Glendale’s combined size equals the size of one of
L.A.'s 15 council districts, Ovrom said.
The City Council is responsible for replacing Ovrom, but has yet
to determine how it will do so, Ovrom said. Options include promoting
someone internally, hiring a head hunter to search for someone from
outside of the city or picking someone and directly appointing them,
Assistant City Manager Mary Alvord will be the acting city manager
until the City Council appoints a replacement.