SUNNYVALE -- Deanna Santana, a former San Jose deputy city manager and until recently the Oakland city administrator, is Sunnyvale's new city manager.

In a 6-1 vote Tuesday night, the City Council appointed Santana to the job and in another 6-1 vote approved her contract. Councilman Jim Davis cast the lone no vote on the appointment and Councilman Pat Meyering was the only no vote on the contract.

Santana succeeds Gary Luebbers, who retired in December after five years as city manager. Her annual salary will be $264,045 and she will start work June 2.

"Deanna clearly stood out through five interview panels with 30 community and employee representatives," Mayor Jim Griffith said in a news release from the city.

Santana said she is honored to be the Sunnyvale city manager and she looks forward to working with the council, city employees, and residents.

Santana, a Bay Area native, worked for more than 12 years for the city of San Jose, including as deputy city manager. She was Oakland's city administrator for more than 21/2 years before resigning in March. Santana did not comment on her departure but was said to have been frustrated after butting heads with the mayor and council over spending and procedures.

Santana had been a finalist for manager jobs in Dallas and Phoenix.