SANTA CLARA -- The City Council is slated to consider appointing a new city manager with long roots in Southern California at its meeting on Tuesday.

In a Friday news release, the city stated that Julio Fuentes, 56, has a 30-year history in city management that put an emphasis on fiscal stability and economic development, and staff recommended his appointment.

Fuentes has been city manager for Alhambra since 1992, where he managed a $114 million budget in a city with a population of 83,089. Santa Clara has more than 118,000 residents and an annual budget of $577 million.

Previously, Fuentes served as city administrator for Pomona and held other administrative posts in that city as well as Azusa.

Santa Clara conducted a nationwide search for a new city manager after Jennifer Sparacino retired in June after 25 years.

If hired, Fuentes would earn $290,000 annually and start work Feb. 4.

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