Morro Bay hires interim city manager
January 31, 2014
The Morro Bay City Council has hired an interim city manager at $13,000 per month.
The council appointed former Beverly Hills city manager Ed Kreins to succeed Administrative Services Director Susan Slayton in bridging the gap between Andrea Lueker, who resigned from the position earlier this month, and a permanent replacement. Slayton has served as acting city manager since Lueker’s departure.
Kreins served as city manager of Beverly Hills for 11 years. Prior to that, he served as police chief of Sausalito.
Since his retirement, Kreins has served as interim city manager for six cities, including Pismo Beach. He also served as interim general manager of the Nipomo Community Services District.
“I am pleased in the council’s confidence in appointing me interim city manager and am looking forward to working with the mayor, council members and city staff,” Kreins said in a city news release.
Kreins is expected to begin work in Morro Bay in early February.
Morro Bay currently has an interim city attorney, as well. Lueker and former city attorney Rob Schultz both resigned after Mayor Jamie Irons called for their firing.