Search for new city manager will start in Fairfield

By From page A4 | February 19, 2014

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.

Reach Ryan McCarthy at 427-6935 or [email protected]

Ryan McCarthy


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  • The MisterFebruary 19, 2014 - 6:41 am

    So the Council is looking to hire their new boss. It's too bad the Council can't run the city... after all, they are the ones who are responsible to the people... not a bureaucrat.

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  • Mr. JonesFebruary 24, 2014 - 8:31 pm

    This was a done deal from the get-go. Remember Mraz's endorsement of David White?! I heard that Council even asked the Bargaining Groups there position on hiring from with-in or going out for the job. HaHaHaHa, now there's a potential for retaliation & bad blood. Way to go City Council. Speaking of Bad Blood, it's time for this Council to go...

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