A roundup of City Managers making waves in the news: The city of Grand Terrace has ruled out its Interim City Manager as a candidate to hold the job permanently, more cities searching for new City Managers and a lighter side column that offers George W. Bush as a possible City Manager in Southern California.

Acting City Manager Steve Berry will not hold the job permanently in Grand Terrace, the City Council decided. The city says it will search beyond City Hall for a new City Manager. – The Press-Enterprise

More Grand Terrace reading: City Council eliminates Berry as candidate. – San Bernardino Sun

City Manager made the Hemet City Council “face the truth.” – The Valley Chronicle

A story looking into the first six months into the services of Merced City Manager, John Bramble. – Merced County Times

Tulare City Manager Given Pass to Sell Back Vacation Time. – PublicCEO.com

On the lighter side, columnist Brad Jennings runs through a fun list of ideas for Calexico’s new City Manager. That list includes George W. Bush, Sarah Palin, Al Sharpton, among others. – Imperial Valley Press

Santa Paula bids farewell to City Manager. – Ventura County Star

A new assistant city manager will begin work in Barstow beginning in August. – Desert Dispatch

After Rio Dell City Manager Nancy Flemming resigned last week, the city is once again looking for a city manager. – Times-Standard

Spotlight: City Manager Discusses the Growth of Temecula. – PublicCEO.com

City of Colfax’s contract with City Manager Joan Phillipe is for renegotiation and reduction in compensation. – Colfax Record

James Spencer can be reached at jspencer@publicceo.com