A guide to the recent news with California’s City Managers. This most recent edition includes the comings and goings to City Managers, one city’s search for a new City Manager, city cuts, a feature on a new City Manager and much more.

  • The city of Colton was looking to improve its image by generating more positive news coverage for its city. But the hiring of a public relations consultant last year to do so, has ended up costing the city $13,725 worth of unauthorized work and portrayed the city in a negative light. – San Bernardino Sun.

  • After 23 years of public service in Exeter, John Kunkel is riding off into the sunset. But he’s not retiring, he’s just moving to the coast. – The Foothills Sun-Gazette

  • Jeff Kolin will take his place on the Dais at City Hall on Jan. 25, 2010 as City Manager. Kolin spoke with The Courier about his commitment to maintain the City’s standards of excellence. He shared his views on everything from police and fire, to development, to the City’s budget. – The Beverly Hills Courier

  • Mill Valley officials will use the Sacramento executive recruitment firm of Peckham & McKenney to locate a new city manager. – Contra Costa Times

  • Cathedral City will have 16 fewer employees and offer fewer services to residents over the next three years, if a budget proposal from the city staff is approved. – The Desert Sun

  • Colfax City Council members announced the unanimous appointment of Bruce Kranz as city manager at their Nov. 11 meeting. – The Colfax Record

  • Santa Rosa City Manager Jeff Kolin is heading to Beverly Hills. The Beverly Hills City Council Tuesday approved a five-year employment contract that will initially pay Kolin $291,500 a year in base pay and deferred compensation to take the leadership reigns of California’s highest-end city. – The Santa Rosa Press Democrat

  • New Galt city manager juggles job, family: Starting Nov. 4, Jason Behrmann took over as Galt’s city manager, replacing Ted Anderson, who is retiring at the end of the year. – The Lodi News-Sentinel

  • Lomita City Manager Tom Odom resigned under City Council pressure Friday, just days before a newly constituted five-member panel was set to take office. – The Daily Breeze

  • Noelia F. Chapa has been appointed as Interim Assistant City Manager for the city of Coachella. – PublicCEO.com

    Send all City Manager news and happenings to the editor, at jspencer@publicceo.com.