MANTECA (AP) — Four top city officials have been fired or put on leave, raising concerns among residents who say officials haven’t explained why.
The police chief, city manager and finance director have all been placed on paid administrative leave pending an investigation. The public works director was fired earlier this week.
Johanna Ferreira, a city manager’s official, said in a statement Thursday that the city can’t comment on personnel matters, but that an investigation is being conducted “with a sense of urgency by fair, impartial outside investigators.”
Manteca Mayor Ben Cantu and Acting City Manager Miranda Lutzow did not immediately return emails from The Associated Press seeking comment.