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Local News in Brief : Avalon Picks City Manager

Chuck Prince, assistant city administrator in the Northern California city of Oroville, will become Avalon’s new city manager, city officials announced.

Prince will replace John Longley, who left Santa Catalina Island last October after his contract with the city expired. He became city manager of Marina, in the Monterey Bay area.

Assistant City Manager Pete Woolson will continue to serve as acting city manager until Jan. 16, when Prince begins his new position, said Mayor Hugh T. (Bud) Smith.

In addition to his position as Oroville assistant city manager, Prince, 33, also served as executive director of the Redevelopment Agency in the city, which has a population of about 10,000 people and is 60 miles north of Sacramento. Prince said he worked in Oroville for 4 1/2 years.

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Before going to Oroville, Prince was executive director for a Redding, Calif., housing corporation, he said, and a staff member of the Rural Community Assistance Corp., a nonprofit agency based in Sacramento. He is a public administration graduate of the University of San Francisco.

He will earn about $50,000 annually, including benefits.


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