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McFarland names interim assistant city manager

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Posted at 7:47 AM, Jun 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-09 10:47:22-04

MCFARLAND, Calif. — The City of McFarland is moving forward in its search for an interim city manager and it's sticking close to home to help fill that void.

On Thursday the city council is expected to name Police Chief Janet Davis as the new interim "assistant" city manager. The city council will also continue its search for an interim city manager and discuss naming potential candidates.

The position became vacant after Interim City Manager Tarry Pennell submitted his letter of resignation last month. He said health issues prevented him from continuing his duties as the administrator of the city business.

Pennell was brought on after the resignation of David Tooley. He was named interim city manager after the disappearance and death of former McFarland City Manager John Wooner last year.