The Lancaster City Council has named Jason Caudle as the new city manager to replace Mark Bozigian when he retires next month. Caudle has been deputy city manager since 2008 and has been instrumental in city projects such as the downtown Lancaster redevelopment, Lancaster Choice Energy and the Lancaster Power Authority. “I am familiar with the challenges we face, and look forward to working with the mayor, city council, community and staff to further our goals and create a stronger foundation for the future,” Caudle said in a statement. Mayor Rex Parris said that having Caudle in city hall allows it to continue the momentum it has built over the past decade. “He is already familiar with our priorities and styles, and we are ready to work closely with him as we continue to make Lancaster a leader amongst California municipalities,” Parris said in a statement. Caudle begins his new position on Dec. 22 with the retirement of Bozigian, who has been city manager since 2008 overseeing the city’s nine administrative departments.