Santa Rosa City Council members have publicly had nothing but praise for City Manager Kathy Millison since she announced her retirement earlier this year. But on Tuesday night, as they described the qualities they would like to see in a new city manager, several council members made it clear they are hoping the next top executive will bring a new type of leadership to the city.
Santa Rosa will postpone hiring a new police chief until a new city manager is brought on board.
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.