City of Imperial Beach
Office of the Mayor Paloma Aguirre
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
(IMPERIAL BEACH, CA – January 17, 2023)
Imperial Beach Mayor, Paloma Aguirre, is announcing that the City Council of San Clemente will consider an employment contract with Andy Hall to become their new City Manager. “It is bittersweet to announce the impending departure of our City Manager, Andy Hall. While I am so supportive of his continued professional development and an opportunity to be closer to his family, I will miss working closely with Andy as I have for four years as a member of the City Council and in my new role as Mayor,” explained Mayor Aguirre. Mayor Aguirre and Manager Hall have enjoyed a positive and effective relationship and although she is excited for him, she is also saddened. “Andy and I had so much fun tackling the tough issues facing Imperial Beach.” The feeling is obviously mutual with Hall expressing, “Mayor Aguirre is a great leader that cares about every square inch of the city. In our frequent meetings she identifies solutions to address such a wide variety of challenges. I’ll miss her energy and drive to make the community a better place. Together with the other members of the City Council and a great staff, IB is blessed with great leadership.”
Leaving Imperial Beach is a very difficult decision for Manager Hall. “So many factors go into a decision like this,” Hall said, “but as always, family comes first. I love and will always love the residents of Imperial Beach that have been so kind and supportive. The new Mayor has actually been a colleague for the past four years, Manager Hall said, “and I will miss working with her and the most professional, dedicated, and supportive staff ever assembled. What we accomplish with the limited resources of the city is miraculous. We are a family, and I will love and miss them every minute of every day.”
Mayor Aguirre is excited that there is a deep bench in IB, and talented staff members will step forward. “A focus of Manager Hall was succession planning and the members of the Management Team, specifically the Chief Administrative Officer, Erika N. Cortez-Martinez and Deputy City Manager, Tyler Foltz are prepared to administer the city without a hitch while the City Council decides how to replace the City Manager,” said Mayor Aguirre. Hall has been the City Manager since August of 2013. “After more than nine years in Imperial Beach, I am excited about the opportunity to serve in a community like San Clemente. My wife
is from Orange County, and we have a lot of family in the area. I also look forward to my future time in IB, not as an employee, but rather just spending time in one of the most awesome places in the world."
If the San Clemente City Council approves the offer of employment, Hall will begin with the city in late February.
The City of Imperial Beach’s mission is to maintain and enhance Imperial Beach as “Classic Southern California;” a beach-oriented community with a safe, small town, family atmosphere, rich in natural and cultural resources.