City Manager’s across the state of California hold extremely influential positions in the communities they represent.

Currently, California administrators are facing a number of challenges, and the work of a City Manager holds upmost importance.

Several City Managers have made recent newsworthy actions …

The San Francisco Chronicle reports that Berkeley City Manager Phil Kamlarz was influential in the city’s new budget that will actually grow and without layoffs scheduled.

Buellton City Manager Steve Thompson prepares to “ride into sunset” with his upcoming retirement. – Santa Ynez Valley News.

According to the Hughson Chronicle, Hughson City Manager Joe Donabed happily presented his city’s new budget that “while not completely balanced, is responsible.”

Novato’s new City Manager describes eagerness to take on the city’s problems in an interview with Brent Ainsworth of the Marin Independent Journal.

Corning City Manager Steve Kimbrough is in the thick of more potential budget cuts on the cities horizon. – Contra Costa Times.’s own Mike Harris wrote about Moreno Valley City Manager, Bob Guiterrez, who remains on the job despite continuing investigations.

City Manager Bob Richardson acts as central figure in an Auburn biotech company that is expanding it operations at the Airport Industrial Park and will be adding jobs. – Auburn Journal

La Mirada City Manager Tom Robinson defends the attractiveness of La Mirada strip along Santa Ana Freeway where the current hotel chain is filing for bankruptcy, as reported by Mike Sprague with Whittier Daily News.

Santa Cruz City Manager Richard Wilson said the visitor sector may be the local economy’s saving grace in current times due to a recent increase in the quantity and quality of hotel rooms in Santa Cruz. This reported by Elizabeth Limbach with Good Times Weekly.

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