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PublicCEO presents his Picking Up the Pieces:

Walnut Deputy City Manager Chuck Robinson and his wife had twins born on November 12, 2012: Charles H. Robinson V “Quinn” and Cassandra Hailey Robinson, “Cassie.”

Retired City Manager Peter Cosentini is the new Oroville Interim City Administrator replacing Pat Clark, Director of Business Assistance and Housing, in that capacity. Oroville City Administrator G. Harold Duffey resigned in June, and Pat has been filling in in a double-capacity since. Peter has served as City Manager or Administrator in Montebello, San Jacinto, San Pablo and Half Moon Bay.

Menifee City Manager Bill Rawlings stepped down during a Special meeting of the City Council November 20. Rob Johnson will serve as the Interim City Manager. Bill was appointed City Manager in January, 2011 and took over from Interim City Manager Steve Harding. Rob has been with the Menifee staff since September, 2009. Prior to that he held positions in Corona, Murrieta and Oceanside.
San Leandro City Manager Chris Zapata has proposed to reduce his salary by $20,000 so that the money may be used to provide Police Chief Sandra Spagnoli and Assistant City Manager Lianne Marshall with salary increases.

Perris City Manager Richard Belmudez joined a group of city officials to make presentations to the students at Landmark Middle School to encourage them to go to college.

Santa Paula City Manager Jaime Fontes has been signed to a three-year employment agreement extension. He was originally appointed to the Santa Paula City Manager post in 2010.

Temecula City Manager Robert C. Johnson and Chief Financial Officer Genie Wilson have been placed on administrative leave. Robert took the City Manager post when City Manager Shawn Nelson left the position in December, 2011. Community Services Director Aaron Adams has been appointed Interim City Manager while Robert is on Administrative Leave.

The San Diego County Taxpayers Association has endorsed the $984 million Poseidon Resources desalination plant proposal in Carlsbad as an insurance policy against uncertain future water supplies.

Beginning on December 27 Alameda Assistant City Manager Lisa Goldman will take over as City Manager in Burlingame, replacing the retired Jim Nantell, who has been serving in as an Interim City Manager during the recruitment. Lisa earned a BA from Harvard University and an MPP from the University of California, Berkeley.

Greenfield City Manager Susan A. Stanton is a former Largo, Florida City Manager. She has relocated to California from Florida and moved into the city-owned residence in Greenfield.

City Manager Bob Bell of Redwood City has announced the appointment of Sean Brooks as the city’s new Economic Development Manager beginning December 5. Sean has served in economic development posts in Hayward and Brea. He also has significant experience in public accounting, finance and public/private development. Sean is a CPA and he earned an MBA from UCLA.

Camarillo City Manager Bruce S. Feng began his public service career as a Plan Check Engineer in 1979 through 1981 in San Diego. He then worked a dozen years with Santa Ana Building & Safety before moving to Burbank where he became the Director of Public Works in 1998, and then Assistant City Manager in 2003. Bruce moved to Camarillo as Assistant City Manager in 2005 and was appointed to his current post in 2010.

Sonoma City Manager Linda Kelly, 46, has been selected to be the next Town Manager in Windsor replacing Town Manager Matt Mullan, 61, who is retiring in December. Sonoma Assistant City Manager Carol Giovanatto will replace Linda as Sonoma City Manager.

Former Camarillo City Manager Bill Little, 76, has won election to the Camarillo City Council. Bill retired as the Camarillo City Manager in 2000 after serving in that post for 11-years.

With City Manager Lisa Hildabrand retiring in December, the Carlsbad City Council has selected the Carlsbad Director of Parks and Recreation John Coates to serve as the Interim City Manager.

Laura A. Biery, an Analyst in the Economic Development Department in Santa Clarita, has accepted a position with the City of Manhattan Beach where David Carmany is the City Manager. Laura served as President of MMASC in 2008-2009. She earned a BA from the University of California, San Diego and an MPA from San Diego State University.

Former Livingston, Ceres and Turlock City Manager Tim Kerr has resigned his position as Executive Director of the Stockton Downtown Alliance.

On Thursday, November 1, 2012, the Stockton Police Department and the California Highway Patrol hosted a joint news conference to formally announce a temporary partnership between the two agencies. The arrangement mirrors a similar effort in Oakland, where the CHP is teaming with that city’s police department. CHP Captain Rob Patrick, Commander of the Stockton CHP office, indicates that the CHP will assist the Stockton PD Community Response Team created to focus on problem areas. Bob Deis is the Stockton City Manager.

Jack Hood Vaughn, who was appointed by President Lyndon B. Johnson in 1966 to serve as the second Director of the Peace Corp following R. Sargent Shriver, died of cancer on Monday, October 29, 2012 at his home in Tucson at the age of 92. He served as Ambassador to Panama, 1964-1965, and Ambassador to Colombia from 1969 to 1970. He later served in a number of important positions, including the President of the National Urban Coalition. He was born in Lame Deer, Montana. Early, he was a professional featherweight boxer under the name of “Johnny Hood.”

Mindy Jacobs, the Manager of Business Support Services at IntelliBridge Partners, continues to recruit talented professionals in accounting, finance, information technology and human resources.

Veteran Long Beach Police Department Commander Joe Stilinovich has been appointed to serve as the new Chief of Police in Seal Beach. Joe has been with the Long Beach Police Department for 17-years; five as a Commander. He will be taking over for Interim Chief Keith Kilmer. Jill R. Ingram is the Seal Beach City Manager.

Novato City Manager Michael Frank is a native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Mike is a former Assistant City Manager in Santa Rosa. He earned a MBA in Public Management at Yale University.

Santa Monica City Manager Rod Gould, a former President of the City Managers’ Department of the League of California Cities, has been installed for a three-year term as a West Coast Regional Vice President on the International City/County Management Association’s Executive Board.

Cindy Schaer has joined the Quad Knopf firm as a member of their professional planning team in the Sacramento area. Cindy is a member of the South Placer Women’s Leadership Coalition.

Lake Forest Public Works Manager Luis Estevez has joined the Seal Beach staff as the Deputy Director of Public Works effective November 12. Luis has been with Lake Forest since 2007.

West Hollywood City Manager Paul Arevalo is planning to compete in the 2012 Honolulu Marathon on December 9 as a member of the Team To End AIDS (T2). Paul is trying to raise at least $3,200 for the AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA). Nearly 1.2 million Americans are living with HIV. Those who want to find out more about Paul’s efforts can click into this web site:http://apla.convio.net/site/TR/Events/T2EA-LAMarathon?px=1007375&pg=personal&fr_id=1150

Long Beach City Manager Patrick H. West was born in Inglewood. Pat became an ocean Lifeguard in Huntington Beach at the age of 16.

According to officials with the California Public Employees’ Retirement System, the City of Compton owes PERS about $2.7 million and San Bernardino has fallen behind its retirement system payments by around $5.2 million. Harold Duffey is the Compton City Manager and Andrea Travis-Miller is the Acting City Manager in San Bernardino.

Among former Hawaiian Gardens City Administrators are: Noyes Alexander, Jack A. Simpson, John Jameson, Wesley Wolf, Doug Dunlap, Chuck Bryant, Ray Harris, Nelson Oliva, Leonard Chaidez, Anthony Lopez, and a few others. The current chief executive for the city is Ernesto Marquez.

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