King City, Ore., has hired a former Crescent City city manager for the same post there.

David Wells, 53, began his new job March 12. He served as Crescent City's city manager for eight years until moving to Tualatin, Ore., a year ago to care for a relative.

His first duty in King City is to prepare a budget, which is due in June.

Wells is from Tualatin, and now lives permanently in Oregon. He formerly lived in Redding, received his degree from Cal State Chico, and worked previously in Durham and Sacramento before taking his Crescent City job.