A guide to the recent news with California’s City Managers. This most recent edition includes a council’s vote to make an interim city manager permanent, a OC blog upset with a city that bought its city manager a $60,000 car, an editorial board calling out Roseville for being quiet on a city manager’s termination and more.

  • Norco council members are expected to vote next week on making its interim city manager permanent. – The Press-Enterprise

  • It’s not just that Laguna Hills bought its city manager a $60,000 car during a recession. It’s that the beefy 2010 Toyota Sequoia (left) – a 16-or-so-miles-per-gallon guzzler, now driven by city manager Bruce Channing – was bought in a different city that hurts. – The OC Watchdog

  • More on Roseville … “From the Roseville Press-Tribune’s editorial board: “It’s been about three weeks since the Roseville City Council placed its city manager, Craig Robinson, on paid administrative leave. – Roseville Press-Tribune

  • Calling it “time for a change,” Roseville Mayor Gina Garbolino said Thursday that W. Craig Robinson will not return to his city manager’s post. Robinson will, however, remain in administrative limbo for at least another week. The council went behind closed doors Thursday to discuss Robinson’s departure by resignation or dismissal. – The Sacramento Bee

  • Coachella is among several California cities looking to a change in a new city manager. Former City Manger Tim Brown left his position three months ago due to a medical condition requiring surgery. – PublicCEO.com

  • The swirl of negative emotion was palpable at City Hall on Monday, when more than 100 people gathered to show their support for apparently embattled City Manager Cleve Morris. – The Patterson Irrigator

  • For those council members, I’m sure the three weeks have been consumed contemplating their next step. But to the residents and tax-paying citizens of Roseville, three weeks without any explanation for Robinson’s departure is offensive.“ – Roseville Press-Tribune

  • The city manager of La Mesa announced that she wills step down from her position after 22 years with the city. Sandra Keri will move on to a position as deputy general manager at the San Diego County Water Authority.  – PublicCEO.com