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South Coast City Gets New Assistant City Manager

A South Coast city is getting a new Assistant City Manager.

Jesus Nava has been selected as Oxnard’s new second in command. Nava has worked for different government agencies for more than three decades. He’s been a Deputy City Manager in San Jose, Assistant City Manager in Laredo, Texas, and City Manager for Las Cruces, New Mexico.

Nava will begin his new position with the city December 19th. He fills the vacancy created by the departure of Maria Hurtado, who is headed to an Assistant City Manager’s post in the Northern California city of Hayward.

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.