Friday Must Read: Quan Picks Ex-Fire Chief to be City Administrator; State Regulators Let PG&E Off the Hook

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1. Mayor Jean Quan selected former city Fire Chief P. Lamont Ewell to be Oakland’s interim city administrator, the Trib and Chron report. Ewell was Oakland’s fire chief during the 1990s, and then later served as an assistant city manager and acting city manager in Oakland, before moving on to city manager positions in San Diego, Santa Monica, and two other cities. Ewell will serve until Quan can find a permanent city administrator. She said her first choice for the job backed out after receiving a huge raise. Quan also has asked current City Administrator Dan Lindheim to remain on to handle several major proposed projects, including a new A’s ballpark in Jack London Square.

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