SANTA ANA — Early Monday evening the Santa Ana City Council, after a two hour closed session meeting, selected Paul Walters as its new City Manager. Walters has served as Interim City Manager since the departure of long-term city manager Dave Ream in March of 2011. In addition to his position as interim city manager Walters is currently the Police Chief, a position he has held since 1988.
The City Attorney reported out from closed session that she had been directed by the council to draft an employment contract based upon terms identified during the closed session. The contract will be brought back to the council for approval at a future date.