At its meeting on Tuesday, June 27, the Tempe City Council approved the permanent appointment of Rosa Inchausti as Tempe’s new city manager, succeeding Andrew Ching, who resigned to become chief administrator of the town of Paradise Valley. Inchausti is a 30-year city of Tempe employee. She was selected to serve as interim city manager following Ching’s mid-June departure. Inchausti will receive an annual salary of $315,000, effective June 27, with an annual merit step increase of up to 5%. The contract includes standard city employee, requirements, duties and benefits. During her previous years with the city, she4 served as the Chief Deputy City Manager, overseeing the areas of Economic Development, Community Health and Human Services, Community Development, Information Technology, and Strategic Management and Innovation.