The city of Monrovia plans to find an interim city manager.
Mayor Mary Ann Lutz announced Tuesday night that the City Council discussed in closed session how to move forward following last week's announcement that City Manager Laurie Lile plans to retire effective Oct. 14.
The council has instructed the city attorney to research and find people to help with the hunt for an interim city manager, Lutz said. The council will meet in another closed session soon to discuss the process further, she added.
Lile, who was hired in April 2012, announced her plan to resign last week. In a statement, she said that she plans to retire after more than 30 years in public service and move to Nevada with her husband.
"This is a wonderful City, and the support and collaboration within the
community, City Council and City Staff is extraordinary. I’m glad to
have had the opportunity to talk with so many residents through the Plan
Monrovia process, and to gain a greater understanding of the community," Lile wrote in the statement.
wish Monrovia all the best and I have great confidence that the City
will continue to remain an excellent place to live and work for many
years to come.”
Lutz said during the council meeting that it will be tough to see Lile go.
"We are reluctantly accepting her resignation," Lutz said. "We wish her well in her retirement."