FAIRFIELD — The city will search in-house for the person to succeed retiring City Manager Sean Quinn.
“We should look inside first,” Councilwoman Catherine Moy said.
Councilman John Mraz, who served with Moy on a subcommittee to review recruitment of a new city manager, said the effort should start inside.
“You know what you’re getting rather than what you may get,” he said.
Council members agreed Tuesday that an internal recruitment was appropriate.
Mraz said costs start at $40,000 to recruit an outside candidate. Moy noted about 20 other cities in California seek city managers.
The competition is going to be very stiff, she said, and the cost is going to be elevated.
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