Upland council delays decision
Sandra Emerson, Staff Writer
Created: 07/11/2011 08:12:29 PM PDT

UPLAND – The City Council did not make a decision on Police Chief Steve Adams’ employment with the city at Monday’s council meeting.

City Manager Stephen Dunn pulled the closed session item off of the meeting agenda, said City Attorney William Curley.

“It will be re-agendized at a future date,” Curley said.

Mayor Ray Musser said last week that the council was to discuss Adams’ possible resignation during closed session.

Adams has been on medical leave since Dec. 2.

Capt. Jeff Mendenhall has filled in for Adams during his absence.

Adams was promoted to police chief in 2005. He has worked for the Upland Police Department for 30 years.

He was 17 years old when he started working for the department as an Explorer. At 20, he became one of the youngest officers to be hired by the department.

Adams’ reputation recently came into question when the owners of a closed Upland bar and restaurant filed a complaint with the city and West Valley Superior Court in Rancho Cucamonga.

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