City Manager details could come this week
PASADENA — Pay negotiations might be the only thing standing between the City of Pasadena and a new city manager, according to the city council meeting agenda for July 11th.
If true, Mayor Terry Tornek could name a new city manager as early as this week. The new manager’s identity will remain unknown until city council concludes negotiations.
The previous city manager, Michael J. Beck, resigned in February to assume an Administrative Vice Chancellor position at UCLA. Interim City Manager Steve Mermell has filled the position while the City conducts its search for a replacement. He also submitted an application for the permanent position.
City Council has conducted a nationwide search since Beck’s announcement in December 2015. Although the process stalled in late June, Tornek’s goal of an early-July announcement appears to be within reach.
The Pasadena City Council will have much to discuss in addition to the new city manager’s pay. Monday willbe the first reading of an ordinance that proposes a ban on polystyrene and includes discussion of a new Memorandum of Understanding between the City and the Pasadena Police Officers Association for Police Sergeants. The new MOU will implement a revised salary schedule and grant higher wages for officers with specialized skills or education. The full agenda is available here.
By Hugo Guzman