Carson council appoints new city manager

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By 2 Urban Girls

Contributing Writer

CARSON — The City Council has selected David C. Roberts Jr. as its new city manager by unanimous vote Feb. 15.

“For more than three years, I have been extremely fortunate to work, collaborate and enjoy our successes with the City Council, the residents and all employees,” Roberts said. “I believe in building bridges, not barriers. My emphasis has been and will continue to be implementing all City Council priorities while working collectively with our dynamic and dedicated employees to provide the highest quality services to our residents.”

Mayor Lula Davis-Holmes is eager to keep the city moving forward and expressed her excitement that the position is now filled.

“The City Council is very pleased to have as our new city manager one who has had an extensive and diverse career in a multitude of cities and government agencies,” Davis-Holmes said. “We have seen Mr. Roberts successfully take on many significant responsibilities over the past few years and we are confident that he can be the leader we need at this time. He has a great team to work with and the council expects David’s leadership will bring a positive direction for our city.”

In 2018, Roberts was hired as the city’s assistant city manager, where he oversaw Community Services, Code Enforcement, Emergency Services, Information Technology, City Council staff and the Public Information Office.

Roberts has more than 22 years of private, public and federal experience while serving in multiple capacities of administration, risk management, community services, cable television, economic development and community development block grants.

Roberts previously worked for city of Hawthorne, serving as its director of human resources from 2012-2014, and was promoted to assistant city manager in 2014.

Roberts holds a bachelor of arts degree from Cal State Long Beach. He is a U.S. Army veteran attained the rank of sergeant.

Roberts replaces Sharon Landers who resigned Feb. 8.

2 Urban Girls is a freelance reporter for Wave Newspapers who covers the Compton and Inglewood areas. She can be reached at

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