A veteran administrator for several Southern California city governments has been named city manager of Fillmore, where he has worked on an interim basis since March.
Stanley D. Greene, 55, took over as interim city manager when James F. Rupp left the post.
Although the city received more than 70 applications for the job, City Council members offered the job to Greene, who did not apply, without examining any of the prospective candidates.
"We had what we thought was a bird in the hand," said Councilman Roger Campbell, citing Greene's administrative and planning abilities, as well as his willingness to sign a multiple-year contract.
Greene's 2 1/2-year contract, which was approved by the council Tuesday, raises his annual salary from $60,000 to $63,200. In addition, he will receive benefits valued at $1,200 a month, including health and life insurance, memberships in civic organizations and an allowance for professional workshops.