165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas City “I wish the Council, residents and our staff well, and look forward to the City’s continued success in delivering the best possible service to the residents of this fine City,” he stated. Before coming to La Habra Heights, Bates worked for 19 years as a city manager in Buena Park and Artesia before going into the private sector as a financial consultant. LA HABRA HEIGHTS – City Manager Ron Bates Wednesday announced that he was resigning, effective Nov. 19, to become the city manager of South Gate. Bates, a resident of Los Alamitos was the 13th city manager in the city’s 39-year history. He was hired in November 2005. “I am confident that the city team has taken a major step in making La Habra Heights one of the best functioning small cities in the country,” Bates stated in an e-mail sent to friends and city officials. “My one regret is not having a new fire station under construction,” he stated.