Councilman Marty Richman apologized for his vote to hire Paul Eckert as city manager, saying he made a mistake in only considering his technical qualifications. Photos by John Chadwell.

Government / Politics

Hollister City Council grants severance pay to resigned city manager

In resignation letter, Paul Eckert says he will ‘likely’ take legal action against those he accuses of slandering him.

Resident Elia Salinas speaks during public comment before the Hollister City Council went into a two-hour closed session meeting on Nov. 13. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Government / Politics

Hollister interim city manager resigns two days after closed-door meeting

Council will discuss what happened at its Nov. 18 session.

Paul Eckert received four out of five votes to be hired as city manager despite protest from members of the public surrounding sexual harassment claims in a previous position. Photos by John Chadwell.

Government / Politics

Hollister hires interim city manager

Sioux City, Iowa employee sued Paul Eckert in 2013, claiming he retaliated against her following sexual harassment complaint about him in 2004.