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Tuesday, May 21, 2024

News-in-Brief: Davis hires new city manager

The Davis City Council unanimously selected Steve Pinkerton as city manager at their July 26 meeting.

Pinkerton, 51, has been serving as Manteca’s city manager for three years and has nearly 30 years of government experience. The council chose him out of a pool of 84 applicants.

Pinkerton succeeds Bill Emlen, who served as Davis’ city manager for over four years and left for a position with Solano County last September. Paul Navazio served as the interim city manager.

“He stood out in a field of exceptional candidates,” said Mayor Joe Krovoza at the meeting. “His experience in budget and organizational issues will serve us well, as will his expertise in planning, water, economic development and establishing partnerships with public and private entities.”

Pinkerton officially takes the position at a special city council meeting held this morning. In Manteca, he turned the city’s budget deficits of over 35 percent of total revenues into one with a balanced budget.

“As the son of a professor of urban sociology, I grew up in a college town and have always wanted the opportunity to work in the unique environment of a host city for a large, world-class university such as UC Davis,” Pinkerton said. “I am thrilled to have this opportunity to serve the citizens of Davis.”

– Angela Swartz


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