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Industry city manager steps down under new council

Industry city manager steps down under new council

In the weeks leading up to the City of Industry's first election in nearly two decades, City Manager Kevin Radecki candidly expressed his fear of what would befall him if three candidates backed by former Mayor David Perez were elected: He would lose his job.

Radecki believed he would be fired for challenging the lucrative contracts that Perez and his family have with the sprawling industrial suburb in the San Gabriel Valley. The scale of the multimillion-dollar contracts was revealed by auditors commissioned by the city on Radecki's watch.

The three Perez-backed candidates now form a majority on the five-member City Council, and on Monday, Radecki stepped down as city...