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July 3, 1986
To silence a sudden City Hall rumor that City Manager Laverta S. Montgomery was on the verge of resigning or being fired, the City Council gave her a 4-1 vote of confidence Tuesday and talked of extending her contract for three years. Montgomery said she didn't know how the rumor got started, but speculated that it might have come from employees who are upset over the recently approved city budget, which contains sharp cutbacks that could eventually lead to layoffs.
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October 4, 1992
Integrity: the quality of being honest, upright and sincere. A scant few weeks ago, I attended a City Council meeting. It happened that that very day the lawsuit between Carlos Negrete and the city was dismissed. At the meeting, I listened to numerous emotional outpourings by the City Council members, with the exception of Jeff Vasquez, praising the totally wonderful job Steve Julian has done, is doing, and will continue to do for this city. A vote of confidence second to none I have personally experienced.
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April 13, 2011 | By Jessica Garrison, Los Angeles Times
The city of Montebello, already facing the prospect that it may not be able to pay its bills by the end of this year, sank deeper into crisis Tuesday after the interim city manager abruptly resigned. Peter Cosentini sent council members a letter informing them that he was stepping down because he was "no longer comfortable with our progress toward a balanced budget. " He suggested that council members hire a city manager "more in tune with your approach to municipal finance. " The move comes two weeks after Cosentini, who had been employed by the city for less than a year, warned council members that they needed to take "immediate corrective action" or the city would not be able to make payroll or pay its bills by the end of the year.
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May 28, 2012 | By Jeff Gottlieb, Los Angeles Times
The former city manager of Cudahy, who worked his way from janitor to the top of the municipal ladder, appears to have improperly given himself annual cost-of-living raises meant for rank-and-file workers, according to city records. George Perez, who was fired in 2011 after 11 years on the job, had a contract that guaranteed an 8% annual raise. He also received 12 weeks of vacation each year and sick time that he could cash in. But city records show that for many years, he also took an additional cost-of-living increase of 2% to 3.5%.
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February 8, 2013 | By Jeff Gottlieb and Corina Knoll, Los Angeles Times
While she portrayed herself as a hard-working city leader who put in long hours, a former Bell councilwoman testified she seldom questioned the town's city manager - even when he told her he was giving himself raises. Teresa Jacobo, who returned to the witness stand Friday in the trial of six former Bell council members accused of corruption, testified that in 2006, former City Manager Robert Rizzo told the council he was giving himself a raise. "He informed us he was going to give himself a raise to $325,000 or $350,000," she said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 4, 1989
Robert E. Cano, who has served as Norco's city manager since 1986, has been appointed El Segundo's city manager effective Sept. 11, El Segundo officials announced Thursday. Cano, 37, replaces Fred Sorsabal, who resigned from the post in April to become Mission Viejo's city manager. Police Chief Frank Meehan has served as interim city manager. Cano served as Norco's deputy city manager and personnel director from 1983 to 1986. He was an assistant to Downey's city manager from 1982 to 1983.
NEWS
October 22, 1987
The City Council has appointed David Bentz, director of management services, to serve as interim city manager after Lloyd de Llamas steps down Oct. 30. De Llamas, who served as city manager for 11 years, resigned to enter private business in May but has remained city manager on a part-time basis since then. De Llamas notified the City Council last week that he intends to terminate his contract as interim city manager.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 20, 1991
An assistant city manager in Downey has won the job of city manager for South Pasadena. Ken Farsing, who was hired this week, will assume the post Jan. 20, replacing former City Manager John Bernardi, who left the city in August to take over the same position in Loma Linda. Farsing, an Alhambra resident, will receive an annual salary of $86,000. He has served as an assistant city manager in Downey since 1988. Before that, he spent seven years in La Verne's community development department.
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April 20, 1991
Arthur Gallucci, assistant city manager of Cerritos, has been named city manager to replace Gaylord F. Knapp, whose firing last month came after 18 years on the job. The vote to give Gallucci, 50, the top job was unanimous. He has been acting as city manager since Knapp's departure. Gallucci came to Cerritos in 1971 as recreation superintendent and was promoted to assistant director of human affairs.
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