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Council approves city manager contract with Ramos in special meeting

Just one week after announcing its intent to promote current Assistant City Manager Tony Ramos, the Claremont City Council approved a city manager’s contract with Mr. Ramos last night in a special closed meeting.

The contract approval comes 13 days after City Manager Jeff Parker announced his resignation with the city of Claremont. Mr. Parker will leave to become city manager of Tustin. His last day is December 26.

The council announced its plan to negotiate a contract with Mr. Ramos at a special meeting held November 21. The decision was made to hire from within the city instead of opting for an outside hiring process. An ad hoc committee made up of Mayor Sam Pedroza and Mayor Pro Tem Larry Schroeder negotiated with Mr. Ramos over the Thanksgiving holiday, bringing their proposed contract for review at last night’s meeting.

The contract will be made available by 6 p.m. today, Mr. Pedroza announced last night after 3 hours of deliberation behind closed doors. The council will discuss the contract and give final approval in an open session tomorrow, November 30, at 6:30 p.m. To view the agenda and contract, visit www.ci.claremont.ca.us

—Beth Hartnett

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