San Benito welcomes new city manager tonight

SAN BENITO — If you haven’t met new City Manager Manuel De La Rosa, you will get that chance tonight.

During the regular meeting of the City Commission, commissioners will break for a mini-reception to welcome De La Rosa into the fold and introduce him to the community.

The community is encouraged to attend the meeting, which is open to the public.

Since his start in the position a couple of weeks ago, De La Rosa has been making the rounds around town in an effort to familiarize himself and show the people who he is.

Last week, he met with members of the Chamber of Commerce to discuss his background, management style and plans for the future of the city.

With more than 29 years of experience in city government, De La Rosa said he has worked for mostly small communities about the same size as San Benito and smaller.

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