A guide to the recent news with California’s City Managers. This most recent edition includes a divided city council hampering a new city manager search, considerations for new city managers, evaluations and more.

Divided Santa Rosa council may hamper city manager search

Former Advanced Planning Director Wayne Goldberg takes on his role as Santa Rosa’s interim city manager on Monday amid speculation that finding someone to permanently fill the job may be difficult. – The Santa Rosa Press Democrat

Former Rosemead city manager returns unemployment funds
Former Rosemead City Manager Oliver Chi was asked by city officials to abandon his unemployment claim with the city in the wake of news that ousted city councilman John Nunez is collecting unemployment. – Pasadena Star-News

Banning council to consider new city manager
The council is expected to go into closed session to discuss the appointment, after which it will return to the dais to vote. The vote is on whether to authorize the mayor to execute a contract with the new city manager. – The Press-Enterprise

City manager evaluation postponed again in Pico Rivera
A scheduled evaluation for the city manager has been postponed for the second time because two councilmen said they will not show. – Whittier Daily News

The City Manager Newsletter From Jack Simpson

For 25 years, Jack Simpson served as City Manager or City Administrator for the cities of Hawaiian Gardens, Paramount and Bellflower. – PublicCEO.com

City manager may be at front of line if golden handshake approved
Indio City Manager Glenn Southard said “I may need to lay myself off” if a proposed early retirement deal currently under consideration by the City Council is offered to city employees. – The Desert Sun