A guide to the recent news with California’s City Managers. This most recent edition includes a claim that the Manteca City Manager has sold out the city’s police force, Coachella deciding on an Interim City Manager, San Gabriel’s termination of its City Manager, the continued soap opera in Taft and a poll as to where Roseville’s next City Manager should come from.

  • A letter to the editor in Manteca claims that the City Manager has sold out the police force for a balanced budget. – The Manteca Bulletin

  • After 18 years of local government service, the city of San Gabriel has terminated the contract of City Manager Michael Paules. Find out why Mayor Juli Costanzo felt the need to make the change at City Manager in her exclusive interview with PublicCEO. – PublicCEO.com
  • On the same topic of San Gabriel City Manager … “In glowing terms, Mayor Juli Costanzo called Paules ‘fabulous,’ and described the parting as ‘very amicable … very positive, very upbeat.’ But Paules wasn’t retiring, or handing in his resignation – he was fired.“ – Pasadena Star News

  • In Deficit, What’s Next to Cut For the City Manager? You have already cut travel, laid off part-time staff, eliminated contract consultants, deferred raises, actually cut pay, encouraged retirements, pushed for redevelopment and economic development, increased fees, developed an attrition plan and prioritized and eliminated services. – PublicCEO.com

  • The city of Colton is set to hire its city manager by mid-November. – Redlands Daily Facts

  • The Coachella City Council met in closed session earlier this week to hire a new Interim City Manager. The city plans to announce its decision today. – The Desert Sun
  • Laguna Woods is one of those cities that is often misunderstood. While it’s true that 90 percent of Laguna Woods consists of seniors – the average age is 78 and female – there is another side to it explains long time City Manager Leslie Keane. – PublicCEO.com
  • As weekly roundup tradition, the continuing saga in Taft continues. Taft City Manager Bob Gorson responds to City Councilman criticisms, defends city staff. – The Taft Independent
  • Roseville’s City Manager put on paid leave. – The Sacramento Bee
  • And a poll, asking where Roseville’s next City Manager should come from. – Roseville Press-Tribune
  • Tulare’s City Manager provides good and bad news about his city’s economy. – Visalia Times-Delta

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