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Newport city manager requests residency extension

Dave Kiff's contract says he has to live within the city limits, but remodeling on his Upper Newport Bay home is still ongoing.

September 23, 2010

Newport Beach City Manager Dave Kiff has requested an extension of the deadline that requires him to move into the city limits.

Part of Kiff's August 2009 employment contract stipulates that he had to make his "best efforts" to move into the city within 12 months. Even though that contract provision is considered unconstitutional, Kiff has agreed to move from Laguna Beach to Newport Beach and is remodeling a home near the west bluff of Upper Newport Bay. The remodel is taking longer than expected, Kiff said, so he has requested an extension until Dec. 31, according to a city report.

The City Council is set to vote on the matter during Tuesday's regular meeting.

—Mike Reicher

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