by Donna Littlejohn |LA Times
A top Carson City Hall staffer has been named the new city manager in Rolling Hills. Raymond Cruz, community services director for the city of Carson will begin his new duties on Nov.18th. He was appointed Monday night at the Rolling Hills City Council meeting.
Cruz replaces Tony Dahlerbruch, who left in May to become city manager of the neighboring city of Palos Verdes Estates.
With fewer than 2,000 residents, Rolling Hills is a small, gated community at the top of the Palos Verdes Peninsula known for its horse stables and ranch-like ambiance, view preservation battles and some of the priciest Real Estate in the Los Angeles Area.
Cruz has more than 26 years of city government experience, including stints as public services general manager for the city of Carson and assistant to the city manager for the city of Glendale.
He has a bachelors degree in political science and public service from UC Riverside and a masters in public administration from USC.
Cruz will be paid $165,000 a year.