FAIRFIELD — A $75,000 contract with Management Partners for an interim assistant city manager to fill the position left vacant when David White was named to the top executive post in Fairfield goes before the city council at its Tuesday meeting.
It’s expected to take about three months to hire a new assistant manager and the post is critical within the City Manager’s office, according to a report to the council.
Jim Reese would be paid $125 an hour to serve as interim city manager post in the proposed contract.
Management Partners, headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, has offices in San Jose and Orange County. Former executives comprise the firm that assists cities with special projects and augments staff during shortages, the report to the council states.
Gerald E. Newfarmer, president and chief executive officer of Management Partners, wrote in a letter to City Manager White that, “We have a bias for producing value-added work for each client that will be actionable and will be implemented.”
Additional consultants besides Reese would be provided as requested by Fairfield. Pay for other people would range from $75 for a management analyst to $250 an hour for a regional vice-president.
White succeeded Sean Quinn, who retired from the post.
Council members meet at 6 p.m. in the chambers at 1000 Webster St.
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