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Nevada City Manager Prestwich Resigns

Nevada City’s City Manager is moving on. Mark Prestwich has announced his resignation after three years on the job. He’ll be taking over the same position in Saint Helena, in Napa County. Long time City Councilmember and Vice Mayor Duane Strawser says the news came as a bit of a shock, but also knows that with other cities offering more in pay and benefits, it’s not a complete surprise…

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Prestwich is on vacation, and did not return calls for comment, but in his letter of resignation, he highlighted securing sustainable funding for the fire station, approval of the ‘Park Easy Nevada City’ expansion program, and securing 80 percent of the vote in favor of simplifying the city’s business license tax as part of the city’s biggest accomplishments during his tenure. Strawser also adds that Prestwich also alerted him about a bill that would allow telecommunications firms to put small cell towers up without city permission…

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Prestwich says in his resignation letter that his last day will be July 30.

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