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City Manager John Russo is leaving Alameda for Riverside, an official with that city confirmed Thursday. 

Russo has been Alameda's top administrator since 2011.

Russo, a former Oakland City Council member who served as Oakland's city attorney for 11 years before coming to the Island, bested 40 other applicants, including five other finalists, for the job. He's expected to start work there on May 4.

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