Brian Saeki, who served as the economic development manager in Downey before leaving a few years ago for San Fernando, has been named Covina's city manager.
"The council is expected to approve his employment contract at their Tuesday meeting. He will take over for Interim City Manager Don Penman on Jan. 3 with an annual base salary of $205,000.
Saeki’s hiring comes about seven months after former City Manager Andrea Miller resigned from the position. He was selected from a group of more than 50 applicants nationwide."