City of Malibu logoThe Malibu City voted unanimously to hire Steve McClary to serve as Interim City Manager during a special Council meeting on Thursday, April 29, 2021.

“On behalf of Malibu, I welcome Steve and look forward to working with him alongside my fellow Councilmembers to serve the people of Malibu,” said Mayor Paul Grisanti. “Malibu is fortunate to have such a well-qualified professional to step into this difficult and important role on short notice.”

Steve formerly worked as Assistant City Manager for City of Camarillo, California, and City Manager for the City of Ojai, California. He started his career in local government in the City of Fillmore in 1997.

He assumes the role as of May 1, 2021, subject to approval of the labor contract, which comes before the City Council during its next regular virtual meeting on May 10.

“It’s a pleasure to be here,” McClary said during the virtual Council meeting following the announcement of his appointment. “I look forward to bringing some good things to the city of Malibu. I’ve got a lot of learning to do, and I look forward to getting started.”

He succeeds outgoing City Manager Reva Feldman, who stepped down as of May 1 after serving as City Manager and Assistant City Manager for 16 years.

Steve will be introduced to the community during the May 10 City Council meeting. The agenda and viewing instructions will be posted at Community members are encouraged to attend. Residents can contact the City Manager at or 310-456-2489, ext. 226.

The City of Malibu is a general law city and operates under the council-manager form of government incorporated in 1991. The five-member City Council is elected at-large to serve four-year terms. For more information about the Malibu City Council, visit