Burbank City Council has unanimously approved a contract naming Ron Davis City Manager. The 5-0 vote during Tuesday night’s Council meeting formalizes an employment agreement that was first announced during last week’s Council meeting.
Davis had been serving as Interim City Manager since February following the departure of former City Manager Mark Scott. In a memo released to the public, Burbank Mayor Jess Talamantes and Vice Mayor Will Rogers wrote “Over the past four and a half months, Mr. Davis has brought his proven leadership skills and commitment to Burbank to his role as Interim City Manager. Mr. Davis has been hands on and shepherded the City through the budget process and at times difficult labor negotiations.”
“Burbank is a 100-year old city with a great history and some big choices ahead,” said Davis. “I’ve been impressed with our Council and City staff’s willingness to tackle difficult challenges and adopt and implement contemporary policies and practices. The last four months have been a valuable opportunity to see if this is a good match, which it is. I’m looking forward to continuing the momentum that we’ve generated.”
Davis began working for the City of Burbank in 1998 as General Manager of Burbank Water and Power, the city-owned utility, where he oversaw a $316-million budget and the supervision of 340 staff. During his 18-year tenure with BWP, Mr. Davis has been committed to community service, innovation, reliability and low costs.
Mr. Davis will be formally sworn in as City Manager during the Council meeting scheduled for Tuesday, July 12, 2016.