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Former top cop in Ventura County now Ventura's City Manager

City of Ventura

Longtime law enforcement officer, and former Ventura County Sheriff Bill Ayub is now Ventura's City Manager.

The man who was Ventura County’s top cop for four years has traded in his badge for a tie. Former Ventura County Sheriff Bill Ayub is now Ventura’s new City Manager.

He spent nearly four decades in law enforcement. Ayub’s law enforcement career started in the 1980’s, with the Santa Paula Police Department. After stints with the North Las Vegas, and Port Hueneme Police Departments, he joined the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office in 1996.

He rose through the ranks, and was elected Sheriff in 2018. He lost his re-election bid in 2022, and retired in January.

Ayub is a longtime Ventura resident, and the city council thought his years of managerial experience would make him a good fit for the job. He officially started his new post as City Manager Tuesday.

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.