Former CM O’Keeffe in talks to become interim City Manager for Albany

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Tuesday was the first official day on the job for new Emeryville City Manager Sabrina Landreth. The E’ville Eye has been granted an interview with Ms. Landreth that we hope to publish next week. Meanwhile, Albany has entered talks with recently retired Emeryville City Manager Patrick O’Keeffe to serve in the same capacity on an interim basis. O’Keeffe had hinted of some upcoming “Consulting work for local government” in this exit interview with the E’ville Eye, but made no mention of anything eminent so this comes as a bit of a surprise that he’s already back at work. Albany’s permanent position will open in August when current city Manager Beth Pollard is scheduled to retire. The Albany City Council voted to enter negotiations with O’Keeffe in closed session at its June 17 meeting.

O’Keeffe, 60, retired from Emeryville in April after serving as city manager for seven years. He also served as that city’s Economic Development and Housing Director for 11 years. Before coming to Emeryville he led the redevelopment program in El Cerrito. | Read more at ContraCostaTimes.com →

Photo Credit: Nick Sebastian, WorldWide Communications

Rob Arias

is a third generation Californian and East Bay native who lived in Emeryville from 2003 to 2021. Rob founded The E'ville Eye in 2011 after being robbed at gunpoint and lamenting the lack of local news coverage. Rob's "day job" is as a creative professional.

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