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The City Council voted 5-4 Tuesday night against promoting Interim City Manager Gus Vina to the permanent city manager position.
Council members Sandy Sheedy, Rob Fong, Kevin McCarty, Darrell Fong and Bonnie Pannell voted to conduct a national search for a new city manager.
Mayor Kevin Johnson briefed reporters after he and the members of the City Council held a private meeting about Vina’s job status.
Johnson said the council feels that Vina did a “great job” as interim city manager. However, he said the City Council voted to conduct a national search for a city manager candidate.
Johnson said he hopes that Vina will apply for the job as part of the national search.
Vina was not immediately available for comment.
Kathleen Haley is a staff reporter for The Sacramento Press.