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March 14, 1991
A recent article in your newspaper related how the Monterey Park city manager was questioned about the purchase of a computer for $10,400 without City Council approval. The manager said he bought components under $5,000 each and did not need council approval. But isn't a computer bought with the intention of buying a complete system, not just a wire or a button purchased piece by piece? Apparently the council thinks it's piece by piece because they gave the manager a loud tsk, tsk and went merrily on their way. However, there is a lot more to this.
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January 31, 1998 | LIZ SEYMOUR
For the first time in three years, City Manager Kenneth Frank may be granted a raise. The City Council is expected to consider a 5% salary increase for Frank at its meeting Tuesday. If approved, his salary would rise from $120,400 a year to an estimated $126,000. Frank received his annual performance evaluation in a closed-session council meeting Jan. 10. At the meeting, council members "unanimously affirmed their confidence" in Frank's job performance, Councilwoman Kathleen Blackburn said.
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May 10, 1996 | JEFF McDONALD
Eight years after taking the reins as Camarillo city manager, Bill Little was rewarded this week with another three-year contract. After this latest agreement expires, Little, 60, said he plans to retire. The deal, unanimously approved Wednesday night by the City Council, calls for Little to receive a 2.5% raise on his current $120,000 annual salary for the year beginning July 1. He is set to receive raises in each of the next two years.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 4, 1992
The good news is that San Juan Capistrano's City Manager Stephen B. Julian was recently discharged; the shocking bad news is that it will cost us taxpayers about $200,000 to fund the "golden parachute" made for him by the City Council in 1990 ("San Juan Lets Go Embattled City Manager," Sept. 29). The Times reported that veteran Councilman Kenneth E. Friess, in explaining the 1990 deal, said: "At the time, it seemed like the right thing to do. At the time Steve approached us about the contract and asked to have a re-look because there was an election coming up in five months."
NEWS
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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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.
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August 7, 2013 | By Paloma Esquivel
Santa Ana has hired away Phoenix's city manager and has agreed to an annual salary and benefits package of more than half a million dollars, instantly making him one of the highest paid city employees in California. David Cavazos, a longtime Phoenix employee who rose through the ranks from intern to city manager during his 26-year tenure, would have a total compensation package of $558,625 in his first year in Santa Ana. Only the city manager in tiny Indian Wells is listed as having a higher salary and benefits package at $677,172, according to the state controller's office, which most recently released data for 2011.
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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.
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