November 14, 2019
Redlands next City Manager takes over in January
REDLANDS – (INT) – The revolving door for local city managers has stopped long enough for an appointment in Redlands.

The City Council Tuesday selected Charles M. Duggan, Jr. from a field of 44 applicants.

Duggan replaces Nabar Enrique Martinez who was placed on leave last year and then fired after sexual harassment allegations were made by former human resources director Amy Hagan.

Duggan is the Administrative Services Division Manager/Treasurer for the Marin Municipal Water District in Northern California.

He is returning to municipal government after serving 11 years as the City Manager for Auburn, Alabama.

Duggan said he is impressed with Redlands’ “engaged citizenry and capable staff.”

“My initial goals will be learning the values of the community; working for the citizens with and through their elected officials; listening to residents’ views on the future of Redlands and being a part of a team focused on providing the very best service that local government has to offer," Duggan said in a statement.

His appointment is effective January 13th. His salary was not disclosed.

At last count, 16 city managers in the Inland Empire have quit or been fired the past two years including those in Riverside and San Bernardino.

City managers are non-elective and serve at the pleasure of their respective city councils. Reasons for their departures are rarely disclosed as their fates become ‘personnel matters’ not subject to public scrutiny.
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