The city of Compton has fired its city manager for the second time in three years.
The Los Angeles Times says the City Council voted behind closed doors on Wednesday to fire Charles Evans.
The Times says council members refused to discuss the reasons for their decision.
Evans took over in 2007 after the firing of previous City Manager Barbara Kilroy.
City Controller Willie Norfleet will take over until a permanent manager can be named.
The leadership change in the Los Angeles suburb comes amid controversy over Mayor Eric Perrodin. A Times review of city records shows he was absent from city board and commission meetings nearly two-thirds of the time between July 2009 and this July.
Information from: Los Angeles Times
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