The City of Ventura has hired a new Assistant City Manager.
James Mason was hired after the city received more than 260 applications. Mason has worked for local government agencies for more than 16 years, and has most recently been Deputy City Manager, and Public Works Director for the Seattle suburb of Mercer Island.
He’ll fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Mabi Plinsky last month. The City actually modified the position from Deputy City Manager, to Assistant City Manager, but the duties and salaries are unchanged.