Sierra Madre readies for new city manger

Seeking a new city manager, tiny Sierra Madre will revise a portion of its municipal code that required the city manager to be a resident.

Seeking a new city manager, tiny Sierra Madre will revise a portion of its municipal code that required the city manager to be a resident.

Seeking a new city manager, tiny Sierra Madre will revise a portion of its municipal code that required the city manager to be a resident.

The amendment is intended to bring the city into compliance with the State’s Government code which specifies that cities cannot require its employees to be residents.

A vote on the proposed revision is scheduled to take place during Tuesday’s City Council meeting.

Current City Manager Elaine Aguilar announced last month she planned to retire. Her last day will be Dec. 9. City officials have hired consultants Peckham and McKenney to assist in the recruitment of her replacement. The firm will earn $27,000 for their work.

The City Council will open a portion of its meeting Tuesday for public input describing the desired qualities of Aguilar’s successor.

“It is recommended that the City Council receive input regarding the work experience, qualifications, training, characteristics, personality, desired attributes and any other input the public would like to provide regarding the appointment of a new city manager,” a staff report notes.

Aguilar, who assumed the job in 2007, said she will spend more time with her family after leaving her post. Tuesday’s City Council meeting takes place at City Hall, 232 W. Sierra Madre Boulevard, and begins at 6:30 p.m. A closed session will follow the meeting.

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