John Coates

Carlsbad’s fire chief named interim city manager

Carlsbad’s fire chief named interim city manager

CARLSBAD — Carlsbad Fire Chief Kevin Crawford has officially been selected as the interim city manager, while John Coates, who formerly held the position, remains on paid administrative leave through mid-March.

Updated: Carlsbad City Manager resigns without explanation

Updated: Carlsbad City Manager resigns without explanation

CARLSBAD — Carlsbad City Manager John Coates resigned from his position for undisclosed reasons in an announcement on Wednesday night.