Sacramento City Fire has a new fire chief. Current assistant fire chief for the Metro Fire Department, Walt White, has the job.  

White is the 21st chief of the organization of 656 employees with a budget of $95 million, starting July 2.

His annual salary is $203,000. White started with the American River Fire Department and is currently an assistant chief for Sacramento Metro.  

The 30-year veteran was appointed Chief by City Manager John Shirey.

"It is an honor for Metro Fire, and a testament to the quality of our employees and culture, to have one more of our Chief Officers selected to be the Fire Chief of another department in the State of California," stated Metro Fire Chief Kurt Henke.