City of Ventura News Release

For Immediate Release  

December 12, 2022

Contact: Heather Sumagaysay, Public Information Officer [email protected]

Ventura City Council approves a settlement agreement and general release with its City Manager, effective close of business on Tuesday, December 13, 2022

Ventura, Calif. — The Ventura City Council approved a settlement agreement and general release with its City Manager, Alex D. McIntyre, during its City Council meeting on December 12, 2022.

In the agreement, Mr. McIntyre agreed to resign from his position effective at the close of business on December 13, 2022.

“Mr. McIntyre has indicated a desire to resign from his employment with the City of Ventura,” stated City Attorney Andy Heglund. “The City Council voted 7-0 to approve and authorize Mayor Sofia Rubalcava to execute a separation agreement and general release to avoid the expense of litigation that could exceed $100,000.”

The City Council agreed to pay Mr. McIntyre a $150,000 settlement to waive any claims against the City. Since November 14, 2022, City Manager, Alex McIntyre, has been on paid administrative leave.

“The Council and I have full confidence in the organization’s leadership and dedicated staff who continue to carry the City forward positively and productively,” stated Mayor Sofia Rubalcava. “We remain focused on preparing our City for the future and continuing the great things we’ve accomplished.”

McIntyre started in Ventura in November 2018 after serving as the City Manager in Menlo Park. He began after City Manager Mark Watkins retired in 2017.

Akbar Alikhan, Assistant City Manager, will continue to serve as the acting City Manager.

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