Santa Fe Springs Assistant City Manager Thaddeus McCormick, 43, will become the new Santa Fe Springs City Manager when City Manager Fred Latham retires in February, 2011.
Former South Pasadena City Manager Lilian Myers is the new Maywood City Manager.
Santa Cruz Assistant City Manager Tina Shull, who was the staff person for the 2010 event, reports that her city has decided to not participate in the May, 2011 Amgen Tour of California’s world-class cycling event.
San Bernardino City Manager Charles McNeely spoke to the local branch of the NAACP for nearly two hours about the importance of uniting the city with a common vision.
San Carlos City Manager Mark Weiss, 55, has announced he will retire at the end of the year. Mark is a former City Manager in Half Moon Bay.
Makena Crowe, daughter of El Segundo Assistant City Manager Bill Crowe is officially a Trojan as she has enrolled in classes at USC.
Rio Dell City Manager Ronald D. Henrickson began his current assignment on May 17, 2010. Ron previously worked in local government in Minnesota and the State of Washington. He has a BA from the University of Minnesota.
Mark V. Bozigian has been with the City of Lancaster for 15-years, the last two as City Manager. Prior to coming to the public sector Mark worked 10-years at Hughes Aircraft.
Roseville City Manager Ray Kerridge is working to establish what he describes as the Sacramento region’s first economic development corporation to lure funding and partner with private developers.
Oxnard City Hall was shut down by the Ventura County sheriff’s Department so that the Ventura County District Attorney’s Office could process a search warrant, including cell phones and computers. Edmund F. Sotelo is the Oxnard City Manager.
Gustine Interim City Manager Greg Greeson will be dropping the “Interim” from his title.
Blue Lake welcomes new City Manager John Berchtold this month from the City Manager post in Lake Butler, Florida.
San Francisco is considering a local law to ban toys from most “kids meals” sold at McDonald’s, Burger King, Carl’s Jr. and other chains unless the meals meet stringent calorie and sodium limits. The regulation would also require fruit or vegetables in each meal.
Oakley, where Bryan Montgomery is City Manager, has approved a tiered retirement system where newly hired employees will earn a 2% at age 60 benefit instead of the 2.5% at age 55 benefits existing employees earn.
Lincoln City Manager Jim Estep indicates that his city is working toward a tiered system for employees with Cal-PERS. Lincoln Human Resources Manager Debbie Lindh explained that the tiered system would only affect future employees.
Cotati City Manager Dianne Thompson and the City’s police have worked out a law enforcement labor agreement to provide a two-tier pension system and requiring employee contributions to their pension plans and medical benefits. The 3-year agreement reduces benefits for future officers, and may have an impact on other cities.
Former Lakeport City Manager Garold “Jerry” Gillham is one of the “final four” candidates for the Newcastle, Washington City Manager post. Jerry left Lakeport when he was called into active duty with the California National Guard to serve in Iraq from August, 2008 until June of this year.
Retired City Manager Sam Racadio is a candidate for the City Council in Highland where he served as City Manager for 18-years. Sam is the 1999-2000 past President of the City Managers’ Department of the League of California Cities. Following his retirement Sam served in interim City Manager assignments in Banning, and Redlands. Sam is the 1999-2000 past President of the City Managers’ Department of the League of California Cities.
The Bay Area News Group quotes Concord City Manager Dan Keen: “We work in this fishbowl, we owe it to the public to tell them what it is they pay us. We all believe (Bell’s salaries are)wrong. It’s totally wrong. It’s really detrimental to let that impression rest out there that somehow that’s a norm.”
The following listing of items/events/facts/issues was originally distributed in a September, 2010 Issue of the City Manager Newsletter by Trackdown. The newsletter is authored by former City Manager Jack A. Simpson. You may see the entire newsletter and all back issues without cost at the Trackdown Management Services web site: www.trackdownmanagement.net