Citing his legislative and executive management experience as well as his commitment to fiscal responsibility, responsiveness and transparency the City Council of Compton has selected Roger Haley to serve as city manager. Haley will take over the job from Interim City Manager Johnny Ford who is expected return to the position of assistant city manager. Haley’s appointment is immediate.
Roger Haley most recently served as Lynwood’s City Manager retiring in 2013 after serving 7 years in that position.
The city of Compton has a residential population of just under 100,000 and is approximately 10.2 square miles. Compton is strategically located along the Alameda Corridor, a passageway of 25 percent of all U.S. waterborne international trade. The city is known for being home to several booming industries, among them transit and distribution, high technology, home and lifestyle products, metals, financial services, and textile manufacturing.
Compton’s city manager is responsible for the day-to-day administration of the City, which includes implementation of City Council ordinances and policies, oversight of 13 departments and a budget of $176 million.