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Longtime Virginia Beach Worker Appointed Acting City Manager

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VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP)- A longtime Virginia Beach employee will serve as the city's acting top executive, filling a post that became vacant due to a resignation last month.

A Virginia newspaper reported that the City Council appointed Tom Leahy acting city manager last week. The move comes after former city manager Dave Hansen resigned amid criticism for his response to a May mass shooting by a city employee.

Leahy previously served as director of public utilities and since 2016 has been deputy city manager.

He is a graduate of the University of Virginia who started working for the city in 1980. He has a master's of public administration from Old Dominion University.

According to the newspaper, Leahy will receive a 10% bump from his roughly $195,000 salary. He'll serve until a new city manager is hired.

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