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Grass Valley Moves To City Manager Government

Grass Valley has officially changed its form of government. The City Council voted last night to have a City Manager instead of a City Administrator. City Attorney Michael Colantuono says the council passed what is called an ‘urgency ordinance’…

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The ordinance passed unanimously and no one from the public spoke against it. A duplicate ordinance will be drawn up and voted on at a future meeting to replace the urgency ordinance. An urgency ordinance is not very common, but Colantuono says sometimes it can be a lot more controversial…

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Jeff Fultz was appointed interim City Manager effective immediately, and a search will begin for a permanent City Manager. Fultz succeeds Tim Kiser, who became interim City Administrator after the departure of Dan Holler. A City Manager has direct control over finances, and supervises the department heads, while a City Administrator and all of the other department heads report to the City Council.

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