The City Council has narrowed from eight to four the field of applicants vying for the vacated city administrator position, the city's top nonelected post.
In a closed meeting, the council also tentatively scheduled interviews with the four candidates for July 18. To narrow the field, the five-member council sat down Wednesday evening with Richard Garcia, president of RJA Management Services, an Arcadia search firm.
The council reviewed resumes presented by Garcia, who was hired to help find candidates, and ranked the applicants before cutting the field in half, said Howard Muira, interim city administrator, who also attended.
Councilwoman Joanne Baltierrez said Thursday that council members want an administrator with experience in economic development who can work well with the city's diverse population.