Tuesday, January 27

City Hall

City Manager's Focus

My name is Rod Butler, and I am Uplandís new City Manager.  I started my new job on September 22, 2014, and I am honored and excited to be able to serve in the town where I grew up. I was raised in Upland, and I attended Upland public schools.  The community has given much to me and my family over the years.  I have 25 years of experience in the city management profession and have spent most of my career serving Inland Valley cities.

In sharing my priorities for my first year, I recently told the City of Uplandís employees that I want to focus on four key priorities:  1) better communication (within the City organization and with our residents and business owners); 2) accountability to our taxpayers and ratepayers; 3) working with the City Council to develop a clear vision for Uplandís future; and 4) making sure that our City Council and employees conduct the Cityís business in an ethical manner.

Like many California cities, Upland has been through some tough times in recent years. But with the economic recovery taking hold, the Cityís finances are improving, and we are seeing solid growth in the residential and commercial sectors.  Upland continues to be a safe and attractive community that is desirable as a place to live and own a business.

I welcome your comments and suggestions on how to make Upland an even better place.  Please feel free to call me at (909) 931-4102, or e-mail me at rbutler@ci.upland.ca.us.


Rod B. Butler

City Manager