Livingston city manager delays retirement to help transition with successor

LIVINGSTON — Interim City Manager Vickie Lewis agreed Tuesday to delay her retirement to help transition the new city manager into Livingston.

Lewis had set a retirement date of July 15, but the permanent city manager — Jose Antonio Ramirez — doesn’t plan on taking the reins until August.

“I did at least agree to stay until Aug. 1,” Lewis said after Tuesday’s meeting when the decision was made.

Ramirez, who was selected by a 4-1 vote in June, will leave his position as city manager of Firebaugh to come to Livingston. — Mike North