FAIRFIELD — Jeanette Bellinder is stepping down as city clerk for Fairfield and will begin a new job Wednesday as chief deputy clerk for the Solano County Board of Supervisors.
She was elected in November 2011 to the part-time, $190-a-month city position. The pay range for the full-time county job is $80,004 to $97,246, according to the Human Resources Department website for Solano County government.
The deputy clerk records official actions of the Board of Supervisors.
The Fairfield City Council takes up Tuesday whether to appoint Bellinder’s successor or call for a special election in June 2014.
Appointment choices involve the City Council interviewing candidates and selecting a city clerk, forming a council subcommittee to interview candidates and recommend a clerk, or having the city manager interview people and recommend a person for the position.
Costs for a special election would range from $502,280 to $753,420, according to a city staff report.
Bellinder, 36, served four years in the U.S. Air Force and was as a management analyst with the city of Fairfield from 2012-11 before her election as city clerk.
“The city of Fairfield is an awesome place to work,” Bellinder said. “I have never seen a better example of a workplace that truly cares about its employees and the public it serves.”
She said she has no preference about how her successor is selected.
“I’m confident in the city’s leadership,” she said. “I believe the city will do the best.”
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