Sun-News report Published 2:51 PM EST Nov 9, 2018 LAS CRUCES – Las Cruces City Manager Stuart Ed is on two weeks of “executive leave,” from Nov. 7 until Nov. 25. The leave is required by Ed’s contract and is separate from his annual leave. He took two weeks of executive leave last year as well. Ed said executive leaves such as this are common for chief executives in the business world “to physically separate an executive for an extended period as an internal quality assurance/quality control measure.” Mayor Ken Miyagishima said the city first implemented executive leave for its city manager under Ed’s predecessor, Robert Garza. Ed took over as city manager in November 2016. He received a one-year contract extension in January which extends his contract until November 2019. He’s also received favorable reviews from the City Council and a $3,390 per-year pay raise, which increased his annual salary to $172,890.