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July 10, 2018 > City Council approves separation agreement with City Manager Zapata

City Council approves separation agreement with City Manager Zapata

Submitted By Eric Engelbart

The San Leandro City Council voted July 2 to approve a mutual separation agreement with City Manager Chris Zapata.

?We have agreed to enter into a mutual separation agreement with the City Manager,?? said Mayor Pauline Russo Cutter. ?Since coming to San Leandro in 2012, Chris has been a valued leader in our community. Included in a long list of accomplishments, our city has made advances in technology, has a strong support net in place for those residents who depend on City services and is more diverse financially than ever before in our history. I am appreciative of Chris?s input to make that happen. I know Chris and his mentoring abilities will be missed but I want to assure you we are planning for his departure and will be in good hands going forward.?

?Chris Zapata has done an excellent job in representing the interests of all San Leandro residents,? the Mayor continued. ?We wish him all the best in his future endeavors.??

As part of the mutual separation agreement approved unanimously by the City Council, Zapata will receive a $350,000 severance payment. His employment contract had been set to expire in January 2020.

?I want to thank San Leandro and particularly want to thank City staff and the Mayor and City Council for their work during my time here,? stated Zapata.

Zapata has served as San Leandro City Manager since 2012. He previously had served as City Manager for National City in San Diego County and Deputy City Manager in Glendale, Arizona.

Requests for any further information regarding this matter should be directed to Eric Engelbart at

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