Huntington Beach

New development director is hired

HUNTINGTON BEACH City Council voted 7-0 to appoint Ursula Luna_Reynosa as the city’s new community development director (Orange County Tribune photo).

By Jim Tortolano

A new community development director has been approved for Huntington Beach. On a 7-0 vote on Monday night, the City Council voted to hire Ursula Luna-Reynosa – most recently in a similar post with the City of Dana Point – to guide planning, development, code enforcement and more for Orange County’s fourth largest city.

URSULA LUNA-REYNOSA

Luna-Reynosa was on hand to thank the council and tell the members that Huntington Beach was always “a special place” to her.

Before her turn in Dana Point (April 2013 to present), she’s served as economic development director for the California cities of Vallejo and Tracy. In Pittsburg, California she served as administrative analyst, property manager and redevelopment project director.

She holds a B.A. degree in economics from the University of California at Riverside.

Her salary and benefits would start at $100.13 per hour, which – based on a 40-hour workweek – would amount to $4005.20 cents a week, or $208,270.40 annually, based on 52 weeks.

She fills the position vacated last year by the retirement of Scott Hess. According to City Manager Fred Wilson, there were 24 applicants for the post. The field was whittled down to five finalists and Luna-Reynosa was chosen.

 

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