Byline: Michael Rappaport
Jan. 28--AFTER TEN YEARS, DEVEREAUX KNOWS ONTARIO: If you visit the city of Ontario's Web site and click on the city manager, you shouldn't be surprised to see that you won't learn any personal information about Greg Devereaux.
With Devereaux, it's all about the city, and this September he will celebrate 10 years on the job. He doesn't have the visibility of elected officials, but there's very little going on in Ontario that he's not aware of.
Devereaux has worked in state and local government for more than 25 years and has been a city manager since 1993, when he took the Fontana job. During his time there, he stabilized the city's finances, increased infrastructure maintenance and restored community programs.
His tenure in Ontario has coincided with a retail and manufacturing boom, leaving the city with substantial surpluses to build reserves, fund unfunded liabilities and undertake an aggressive investment in community facilities.
Devereaux sat down for Six Questions with Business Editor Michael Rappaport.
QUESTION: What's it like being city manager of a city where so many things seem …