The City Council of San Leandro decided unanimously by a vote of 6-0 (1 absent) today to place City Manager Chris Zapata on paid administrative leave pending completion of an investigation into a claim of inappropriate conduct.
When the City first became aware of the claim, it hired an independent investigator to investigate the allegations. That investigation is under way.
The City Council was not aware that the City Manager intended to publicly address the allegations in detail. The council determined today that it is best for all parties involved that the City Manager remain on leave until the independent investigation is concluded.
The City of San Leandro does not tolerate nor condone harassment of any type. It also believes in due process. The City Manager will remain on leave until the City Council has had the opportunity to review the findings from the independent investigator.