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City Manager Agreement Terminated

City Council opts to terminate agreement with City Manager

Post Date:01/04/2018 11:44 AM

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Quinn Barrow, City Attorney
City of Manhattan Beach
(310) 802-5060

City Council Announces Termination of Agreement with City Manager   

Manhattan Beach, CA (January 4, 2018) – At the January 3, 2018 City Council meeting, Mayor Amy Howorth made the following announcement:

“After careful consideration, the Manhattan Beach City Council, by a 5-0 vote, has exercised its option to terminate the employment agreement with City Manager, Mark Danaj. The action is effective immediately and is without cause under the terms of his contract.”

Pursuant to his employment agreement, Mr. Danaj will receive his monthly base pay and health benefits at his current rate, paid on a monthly basis, for up to 12 months. The contract also obligates Mr. Danaj to seek new employment which would offset the City’s severance obligations. The disposition of Mr. Danaj’s home loan will be handled as set forth in the housing assistance agreement.

Mayor Howorth added: “The City Council respects the privacy of its employees and former employees. Since this is a personnel matter, there will be no further comments.”

Finance Director Bruce Moe will continue to serve as Acting City Manager.

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