CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 29, 1992 |
Citing a need for new leadership, the City Council on Monday terminated longtime City Manager Stephen B. Julian, a move that officials say could cost the city up to $200,000 in severance and other payments. City leaders said a recent lawsuit, which alleged that some benefits in Julian's contract with the city constituted an abuse of public funds, had undermined Julian's authority and effectiveness. The suit was dismissed, but the damage was done, said City Councilman Kenneth B. Friess.