Eudora city manager to leave post July 1 over residency concerns

Eudora City Manager Gary Ortiz will leave his position July 1, the city’s mayor announced Monday.

Eudora Mayor Tim Reazin said Monday the reason for Ortiz’s impending departure was not his performance but based of his inability to meet a contractual requirement that he reside in the city or the Eudora school district.

“Historically, city managers live in the cities they serve,” Reazin said. “We feel it is an important standard that our city manager demonstrate to citizens that he is a resident of the city and the decisions he makes affects him.”

Ortiz called the decision “amicable” and said he would much on his plate before leaving July 1.

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