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City lawmakers concede there will be no easy, or quick decisions on hiring a new city manager

Elected city leaders won't be focused on finding a new city manager until after budget hearings are finished. (The Enterprise/FILE)

ONTARIO – The search for a new Ontario city manager has yet to begin and probably won’t start until after budget hearings, Mayor Riley Hill said last week.

Even then, it could be four to six months before the position is filled, according to elected city officials.

Adam Brown, the current city manager, notified city officials recently he will take over a similar post for the city of Keizer. Keizer officials announced Brown would be their next city manager pending a background check and the finalizing of his contract by March 7.

Brown made $137,000 a year as Ontario city manager. He said his pay as the top Keizer administrator is still being worked . . .