Chino Opts To Promote From Within In Hiring Community Services Director Reich As City Manager

Linda Reich, who has most recently been serving in the role of community services director, has been chosen to replace Matt Ballantyne as Chino’s city manager.
Reich is to begin in the position on August 1.
Chino, which at 103,416 residents is San Bernardino County’s seventh largest city populationwise and at 29.7 square miles the 15th largest in terms of area, never previously, since its 1910 incorporation, employed a woman as city manager.
Reich possesses a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology and exercise science from Michigan State University, a master’s degree in public administration from California State University, Northridge and a doctorate in public administration from the University of La Verne. Reich has been Chino’s director of community services since 2013. Prior to that, she was Chino’s deputy director of community services.
As the director of community services, Reich was being paid $203,369.225 in salary, $27,258 in other pay, $40,111 in benefits and a $17,285.71 for a total annual compensation of $288,023.93.
For reasons that are unclear, the city was secretive about how much it intends to provide Reich in salary, pay add-ons benefits and its contribution toward her pension while she is in her role as city manager.
What is known is that in 2020 Chino provided Ballantyne with $412,440.34 in total compensation, consisting of $286,291 in salary, $48,759 in pay add-ons, benefits of $68,160 and a $9,230.34 contribution to his retirement.
Ballantyne came to Chino from San Marino, where he was city manager there, in 2012. He left Chino in the lurch in March, accepting the position of city manager in Fontana.
Chino Director of Human Resources Anthony Arroyo has been serving in the capacity of interim city manager.

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