Nina Regor, Cloverdale’s city manager for the past five years, is leaving to take a job as top administrator of a city in Washington state. Regor announced she has accepted the job as the city administrator in Camas, Wash.
The Santa Rosa City Council found itself Tuesday in the awkward position of lauding the man it snubbed just a few months earlier. See how members said goodbye to Greg Scoles, the deputy city manager who was passed over for promotion when his boss left town.
Wayne Goldberg, Santa Rosa’s interim city manager, has for months pledged that his executive staff would take a 5 percent compensation reduction requested by the City Council to help balance the budget. On Tuesday, Goldberg makes good on that pledge.
A Santa Rosa City Council once bitterly divided over the hiring of a new city manager came together Tuesday night to unanimously support the hiring of Kathleen Millison, the long-time manager of Clovis, and the city’s new top executive.
Kathy Millison, Santa Rosa’s incoming city manager, will make $215,000 per year in salary and deferred compensation, 6 percent less than predecessor Jeff Kolin. The council agreed it would not fire Millison without cause for at least five months after the Nov. 2 election. Check out other details of her contract.
Voting in favor of the Clovis city manager were Mayor Susan Gorin, Vice-mayor Gary Wysocky, Veronica Jacob, and Marsha Vas Dupre. Voting against the selection were Jane Bender, John Sawyer and Ernesto Olivares.
Clovis City Manager Kathy Millison informed her city council on Tuesday that she is the top finalist for the Santa Rosa post, according to Mayor Susan Gorin, who has been negotiating with Millison for about two weeks and said the two sides are nearing a deal.
Three people have held the job of interim city manager since August. But it looks like Rohnert Park has finally found its man: Gabriel Gonzalez, currently top administrator in the small Central Valley city of Mendota. The City Council is scheduled to vote on his appointment Tuesday.
Three members of the Santa Rosa City Council boycotted a special meeting called Friday to conduct additional telephone interviews with city manager candidates.
Jane Bender, John Sawyer, and Ernesto Olivares did not attend the closed-door session that began around 12:25 p.m. at City Hall.
The boycott follows two previous special meetings to discuss filling the post that resulted in some or all of the three council members walking out before the meetings adjourned.