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John Russo has been named Riverside’s city manager.

Russo, who has been Alameda’s city manager for the past four years, previously served five years on the Oakland City Council and was Oakland’s city attorney for 11 years, according to a report in The Press-Enterprise.

Russo, 56, will start May 4. He will take over for Interim City Manager Lee McDougal, who was hired in December to replace City Manager Scott Barber, who retired.

Russo, whose hiring was announced earlier this month, will be paid $295,000 a year. That will make Russo the highest paid manager in Riverside’s history, the report stated.

Riverside City Hall has undergone turmoil during the past four years. Ten of the city’s 14 department leaders have been replaced during that time, and the council is negotiating a contract with a new city attorney, according to the report.

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