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Ventura City Council suspends City Manager

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City of Ventura
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The Ventura City Council put the City Manager on paid administrative leave Monday night.

There's no word on what prompted the action on Monday night.

There’s stunning news in a South Coast city.

The Ventura City Council decided Monday night to put City Manager Alex McIntyre on paid administrative leave, effective immediately. The announcement came after a closed session.

In a brief statement, Ventura City Attorney Andy Heglund says the City Council voted 7-0 to take the action. There’s no word on exactly what prompted the action. In the statement, Heglund said McIntyre would be on paid administrative leave pending the Council’s direction on a private personnel matter.

Ventura’s Assistant City Manager Akbar Alikhan has been appointed as Acting City Manager.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral.