Following weeks of closed-door meetings, the Burbank City Council on Tuesday unanimously appointed Santa Clarita City Manager Ken Pulskamp as Burbank's interim city manager.
He's slated to start on Dec. 3.
The announcement follows City Manager Mike Flad's surprising decision last month to step down from his post.
Though discussions to hire Pulskamp were secret, personnel decisions are legally shielded until being finalized.
In an email he sent to city employees, Flad describes Pulskamp as a “seasoned and respected leader” and having the “knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to successfully lead the transition of our city.”
Pulskamp announced his intent to retire from Santa Clarita in August — he's been its city manager since 2002. He officially leaves the post with that city Nov. 30.
“I'm very excited,” Pulskamp said Monday. “Burbank enjoys a tremendous reputation as a world-class city. I'm very honored to have been selected by the council.”