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Scott Steepleton, Editor
5:51 pm PDT April 29, 2021

Ventura County's loss is Malibu’s gain.

The five-member Malibu City Council on Thursday unanimously voted to name Steve McClary, a former city manager of Ojai, as interim city manager.

McClary was with the city of Ojai for a dozen years, its city manager from 2016-19. A year ago, the Ventura resident took over as assistant city manager of Camarillo.

He will start in Malibu on May 1, succeeding Reva Feldman, who was bought out of her latest contract a year early for $300,000, amid a public tiff with council member Bruce Silverstein.

John Cotti, interim city attorney, made the announcement of McClary’s hire at 5:30 p.m., following a 90-minute closed session of the council.

“It’s a pleasure to be here,” McClary told the Zoom meeting. “I look forward to bringing some good things to the city of Malibu. I’ve got a lot of learning to do.”

His salary was not immediately announced.