A guide to the recent news with California’s City Managers. This most recent edition includes the retirement of a Southern California City Manager, more drama from Taft, an open City Manager position and Compton’s City Manager discusses his city’s dumping issues.

  • Coronado City Manger Mark Ochenduszko will retire in Ferbruary. – San Diego Union-Tribune




  • The continuing drama in Taft has a latest chapter. A new legal opinion states that City Manager Robert Gorson is cleared of charges that he overstepped authority by handing out raises to city employees without approval of City Council. – Bakersfield Californian

  • Temple City hires Jose Pulido, San Fernando’s city administrator, as its new City Manager. – Pasadena Star-News
  • The City of Lakeport opened its City Manager position. – PublicCEO.com

  • The City Manager of Compton discusses an issue of people who come to Compton to dump their trash. Good video with this one too. – ABC Los Angeles

  • Santa Paula’s open City Manager position is getting some good attention, as 75 candidates have applied for the job. But Santa Paula’s Interim City Manager, Cliff Finley, is in the running too following an endorsement from former Mayor Ray Luna. Former City Manager Wally Bobkiewicz departed for a gig in Illinois. – Santa Paula Times

  • Lori Moss is a different kind of City Manager. Canyon Lake, the largest of only five gated communities in California, has just three city employees. Find out more how this contract city runs.  – PublicCEO.com