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Council to meet to hire new city manager in special closed meeting – Pasadena Now

City council will meet in a special closed session at 8 a.m. Friday, according to an agenda released Wednesday.

The document lists the only item on the agenda as a city council conference regarding public employment for the position of city manager.

The special closed meeting comes just a day before the city council is scheduled to interview candidates for the position.

The council will speak to potential candidates on June 3 and 4.

The post of city manager became vacant late last year when then-city manager Steve Mermell retired. The city council named Cynthia Kurtz acting city manager before Mermell left town.

The chief executive is one of three positions that the city council is responsible for filling. The council also hires the city clerk and the city attorney.

Pasadena has a city council-manager type government, which requires the elected city council to serve as the city’s chief legislative body and appoint a city manager to oversee day-to-day city operations, draft a budget, implement and enforce the council’s policy and legislative initiatives and oversees 14 of the 16 municipal departments.

The three mayors elected in modern times led the city council through the process of choosing a new city manager.

Former mayors Bill Bogaard and Terry Tornek led the process to choose Michael Beck and Mermell respectively.

This City Manager will oversee a public sector agency, public/private partnerships and a full-service city with robust services with a budget of approximately $900 million and a dedicated and talented staff of approximately 2,000 employees and a community committed by approximately 140,000 people.

In addition to overseeing city administration, the ideal candidate will also partner in overseeing and managing the city-owned Rose Bowl Stadium, Convention Center and Visitors Bureau, and Pasadena Community Public Access. Television.

The salary range for the position is between $290,000 and $330,000 and is negotiable depending on experience and qualifications.

The new city manager will have to jump in and pick a new police chief and address important issues, including the shortage of affordable housing in the city.

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