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Ex-Morro Bay city attorney is hired by town of Los Gatos

City Attorney Robert Schultz listens to public comment during the Morro Bay City Council's special meeting Monday, Oct. 21, 2013, at the Veterans Memorial Building.
City Attorney Robert Schultz listens to public comment during the Morro Bay City Council's special meeting Monday, Oct. 21, 2013, at the Veterans Memorial Building. jjohnston@thetribunenews.com

Former Morro Bay City Attorney Robert Schultz will soon be town attorney for the Northern California town of Los Gatos.

The Town Council approved Schultz’s employment at its meeting Monday night. He was selected “from a pool of highly qualified candidates for the position,” said the staff report announcing his hiring.

His first day on the job will be Dec. 12.

Schultz could not be reached for comment Tuesday.

According to his contract, Schultz will receive a base salary of $185,000, a substantial boost from the $151,589 in base pay he received while working for Morro Bay. He will also receive $10,000 in relocation costs and a monthly car allowance of $350.

He replaces current Town Attorney Judith Propp who will retire at the end of the year. Los Gatos is a town of 30,000 in Santa Clara County south of San Jose.

In November, a three-person majority on the Morro Bay City Council fired Schultz without cause and is in the process of terminating City Manager Andrea Lueker. No reason for the terminations has been given.

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