City of Long Beach
Public Information Office
411 W. Ocean Blvd,
Long Beach, CA 90802
Today, the Long Beach City Manager, Patrick H. West, named Tom Modica as Interim Director of Development Services effective January 8, 2018. Mr. Modica will concurrently serve as Assistant City Manager while the City conducts a national recruitment for the Director of Development Services position.
“Tom is a great asset to our City currently overseeing City department operations, guiding department projects and leading special initiatives, including the City’s innovation efforts,” said Patrick H. West, Long Beach City Manager. “As we search for a new Director, Tom will be instrumental in leading the award-winning work our Development Services team produces.”
Mr. Modica has served as Assistant City Manager since 2014, and has worked for the City for 15 years. As Interim Director, he will be responsible for an annual budget of over $118 million and oversee 206 fulltime employees in the Planning, Building and Safety, Housing and Neighborhood Services, Administrative and Financial Services, and Code Enforcement bureaus. He lives in Long Beach with his wife and children. Mr. Modica will not be a candidate for the permanent position.
On November 29, the City announced that Amy Bodek, current Director of Development Services, accepted one of the top Planning positions in the nation, as Director of Regional Planning for the County of Los Angeles. Her last day with City will be January 19, 2018.
In spring 2018, after the national recruitment, the City Manager will appoint a new Director.
About the City of Long Beach
Home to approximately 470,000 people, the multiple award-winning and innovative City of Long Beach offers all the world-class amenities of a large metropolitan city while maintaining a strong sense of individual and diverse neighborhoods nestled together along the California coast. Long Beach is home to the Queen Mary, Aquarium of the Pacific, several museums and theaters, a highly-rated school district, Long Beach Airport, the Port of Long Beach, as well as many award-winning City departments such as Health, Parks, Recreation and Marine, Development Services and more. The City also has a highly-respected university and city college, two historic ranchos, five hospitals, five golf courses, 170 parks, miles of beaches, marinas, bike paths, and a Bike Share program.