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HB City Council appoints Dave Kiff Temporary City Manager

by: HB News staff writer
Posted: May 22, 2019


HUNTINGTON BEACH...Last Monday night, May 20th, the Huntington Beach City Council voted unanimously to appoint Dave Kiff as temporary city manager while efforts are made to find a replacement for retired city manager Fred Wilson.

Kiff served nine years as city manager of Newport Beach (January 1998 - August 2018), was involved in the annexations of Newport Coast and the Santa Ana Heights. Kiff retired as Newport Beach's city manager on August 31, 2018 when present city manager Grace Leung was appointed as its new city manager September 4, 2018.

Kiff was involved in city pension reform, the banning of fire rings on the beach and helped start the Orange County Housing Finance Trust to help fund homelessness solutions, and opened up the trail in Buck Gully.

Kiff will receive an hourly pay of $128.29, but no city-provided benefits. It is estimated that a new full-time manager will be found by fall.

Kiff received his Master's degree in Government Adminstration 1993-1994 from the University of Pennsylvania.

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