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Mark Yokoyama announced in September his retirement, effective Nov. 2. Mr. Yokoyama, who was selected as city manager in May of 2016, was appointed chief of police in 2011. He has been credited with enhancing Community Oriented Policing and community engagement in a culturally diverse community through various community programs and innovative outreach initiatives.
During his tenure as city manager, Mr. Yokoyama led the way for the Almansor Park Improvement Project; directed the exploration of a historic preservation and tree ordinance; expanded the City’s mental health teams with the addition of a homeless liaison to help address homeless issues; applied audio visual, security, and workspace upgrades to City Hall; and implemented the launch of the new City website and digital platforms steering the City for technological innovations.
The City Council hired Bob Murray and Associates to conduct a statewide search for the next city manager. During the interim, Asst. City Manager Jessica Binnquist will serve as the interim city manager until the next city manager is selected this winter.