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Council approves the move 4-0 following nine-month interim period

By Shea Johnson
Staff Writer

Posted:    Mar. 14, 2016 at 2:22 PM
Updated: Mar 14, 2016 at 3:46 PM

ADELANTO — Interim City Manager Cindy Herrera has been named to the position on a permanent basis, several months after becoming the second city employee to assume the interim role following Jim Hart’s resignation early last year, city spokesman Michael Stevens said.

The City Council approved the appointment last Wednesday.

Herrera, who has served as the City Clerk, was appointed by a 4-0 vote, with Mayor Pro Tem Jermaine Wright absent. She was named interim city manager last summer after Tom Thornton resigned six weeks into the gig. Thornton, who formerly headed the city’s engineering and public works departments, left the city in January.

“Cindy has proven that her 29 years with the city and her tremendous background knowledge has prepared her to step into the position of City Manager,” Mayor Rich Kerr said in a statement distributed by Stevens on Saturday. “… (T)here’s no other staff member who has the institutional knowledge that she has.”

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