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CITY OF NEWPORT BEACH <br />CITY MANAGER EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT <br />This CITY MANAGER EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT ("Agreement") is made effective as <br />of September 4, 2018 ("Effective Date") and is entered into by and between the CITY OF <br />NEWPORT BEACH, a California municipal corporation and Charter City ("Employer" or <br />"City") and Grace Leung ("Employee") an individual (sometimes collectively referred to <br />herein as "the Parties"). <br />RECITALS <br />A. City is a municipal corporation duly organized and validly existing under the laws of <br />the State of California with the power to carry on its business as it is now being <br />conducted under the statutes of the State of California and the Charter of City. <br />B. Pursuant to Section 500 of the Charter of the City, the City Manager is to be <br />appointed by the City Council. The Charter of the City further provides that "[i]n the <br />selection of a City Manager the City Council shall screen all qualified applicants and <br />other qualified persons known by the Council to be available. It shall appoint by a <br />majority vote, the person that it believes to be best qualified on the basis of his or her <br />executive and administrative qualifications, with special reference to his or her <br />experience in, and his or her knowledge of, accepted practice in respect to the duties <br />of the office as set forth in this Charter." <br />C. Following an open recruitment and an extensive interviewing and screening process <br />of numerous candidates, the City Council believes Employee to be the best qualified, <br />on the basis of Employee's experience, to serve as the City's City Manager and to <br />perform the duties of the City Manager set forth in Section 504 of the Charter of the <br />City and section 2.08.040 of the City's Municipal Code ("NBMC"). <br />D. The City desires to employ Employee as City Manager and to enter into an <br />Agreement with Employee upon the terms and conditions in this Agreement. <br />E. Employee is willing to accept such employment on the terms and conditions set forth <br />in this Agreement. <br />Page 1 <br />