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Monterey City Manager resigns

MONTEREY, Calif. - Monterey City Manager Mike McCarthy has officially resigned.

Mike McCarthy has tendered his resignation to the City Council and the City Council accepted it on Tuesday. He has been on medical leave of absence. Hans Uslar will continue as Acting City Manager. The Council will hold a Special Meeting this Friday, December 22, to consider appointing Hans Uslar as the Interim City Manager. 

“The Council and I have great confidence in Hans and the strong City team,” said Mayor Clyde Roberson. “During this transition, our excellent staff will continue providing the highest standard of service to our residents, businesses and the community.”

According to the city's website, McCarthy joined the City of Monterey in 2002, initially assigned to Human Resources in part to lead negotiations in employee bargaining. He was appointed as Human Resources Director in 2010, and continued to lead successful negotiations in which each bargaining unit agreed to significant concessions and pension reform. In July of 2012, Michael was named Assistant City Manager, and continued his role as Human Resources Director. In December 2013, Michael became the Interim City Manager, and in May 2014 was named as permanent City Manager.


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