Alameda City Manager Jill Keimach Resigns

Embattled Alameda City Manager Jill Keimach walked away from the job Tuesday under a lucrative agreement with the city. The Alameda City Council has agreed to pay Keimach more $900,000, including attorneys fees, ending a months-long feud and dueling accusations of wrongdoing.

Keimach has admitted to secretly recording members of the city council. The audio tapes -- which are are likely to stay under wraps -- allegedly show council members pressuring her to hire their preferred union-backed candidate for fire chief.

The Alameda Sun has a timeline of the events that led up to Keimach’s departure. City News also covered the drama as it unfolded here, here, and here.

“I feel like the agreement is fair and reasonable,” said Keimach. “I really appreciate that the majority of the City Council voted in support of it. The only thing I’m sad about is I have to conclude my service to Alameda and the talented city staff.”



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