Ventura City Manager Alex McIntyre was abruptly placed on administrative leave last week. As of Nov. 14, Assistant City Manager Akbar Alikhan is acting city manager for the city.
A revision to the city council meeting agenda on the 14th provides some clues about what transpired. As the VC Reporter notes, two closed session items were added — one for “public employee discipline/dismissal/release” and one for “conference with legal counsel-potential litigation.”
After the session was held, City Attorney Andrew Heglund announced that McIntyre had been placed on “paid administrative leave, pending council direction on a private personnel matter.” The vote was 7-0.
McIntyre has been at the center of recent controversy stemming from a trip to Washington, D.C., which violated the state’s open meetings law. He has also faced questions over the use of a state-issued credit card. Those questions sparked a September audit of officials' travel and credit card expenditures.