Los Alamitos City Manager Bret Plumlee to retire August 16

At the July 15 regular meeting of the Los Alamitos City Council, it was announced that City Manager Bret Plumlee will retire from Los Alamitos on August 16, the Friday before the next regularly scheduled meeting of the Council.

In a short closed session meeting prior to the regular meeting, the Council approved the appointment of Los Alamitos City Development Director Les Johnson to serve for three months as interim City Manager during a search to fill the vacant position. An ad hoc committee of City Council members will determine the direction of the search effort for a new City Manager.

Mr. Plumlee looks forward to new challenges at HdL Companies. According to the company website, “the HdL Companies provide a full assortment of public agency revenue management services, including sales tax, property tax, lodging tax, business license & tax, cannabis consulting, economic development and more.” The odd capitalization derives from an earlier iteration of the business as Hinderliter, de Llamas & Associates after Lloyd de Llamas purchases half ownership. It is currently headquartered in Brea.