San Leandro city manager gets five-year deal, signing bonus

Signing bonuses aren’t just for NFL superstars. The city manager of San Leandro got a nice five-figure one-time payment and a new five-year contract to go with it.

Chris Zapata’s new deal will be worth $223,000 in annual salary. The San Leandro City Council is scheduled to approve the new contract at Monday night’s meeting.

Zapata comes to San Leandro from National City. Before his hiring, San Leandro had been without a permanent city manager for nearly a year. The council opted not to renew City Manager Stephen Hollister’s contract in late 2010.

In recent years, San Leandro’s budget has stabilized and it is seen as a burgeoning area for industrial tech companies. 

The new deal, which runs through Jan. 30, 2020, also includes allowances for communication devices, gas and automobile insurance coverage.


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