Boosting quality of life: Lompoc leaders look ahead, share goals for 2020

Lompoc City Manager Jim Throop speaks to the City Council during a budget workshop at City Hall on April 17, 2019.

The Lompoc City Council voted to accept City Manager Jim Throop's resignation effective Jan. 2 during an emergency closed session meeting at the Nov. 16 council meeting which had not been a planned agenda item.

City Attorney Jeff Malawy called on the council to discuss a new proposed agenda item — "public employment for the position of city manager" — behind closed doors in the last half-hour of the regular meeting.

All five council members voted to accept Malawy's suggestion and opened the item up to public comment, of which there was none, before moving to closed session.

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Lompoc City Manager Jim Throop will leave his post Jan. 2. 

The following is taken from the Lompoc Police Department's calls-for-service log and the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office daily arrest log. Those appearing as "arrested" are only suspected of the crime indicated but are presumed innocent.

Lisa André covers lifestyle and local news for Santa Ynez Valley News and Lompoc Record, editions of the Santa Maria Times.