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Scottsdale City Manager steps down

The Scottsdale City Council could decide on a permanent replacement tonight for City Manager David Richert. He announced his resignation  Monday.

David Richert says there was not enough support from Mayor Jim Lane and the city council to stay and do his job effectively.  Late Monday night, Richert submitted his resignation via e-mail. The city council was meeting with Richert for his annual review on Monday, and it was during that session that Richert made the decision to step down.  A city official says Executive Director of Community Services Bill Murphy will serve as Scottsdale acting City Manager for the time being.