RIO VISTA — City Council members will discuss – and possibly name – a permanent city manager during a closed session Thursday.
Council interviewed five candidates during a special meeting Monday. Mayor Norman Richardson said no decision was made during the meeting, but said council members “narrowed it down.”
The council is looking for a full-time city manager to replace Hector De La Rosa, who left after the council declined to renew his contract in April 2012. Roger Wong filled the position as interim city manager until he left in July 2012.
Joseph Tanner then served as interim city manager but stopped working Friday because the California Public Employees’ Retirement System restricts his employment to 960 hours per fiscal year.
Tanner’s son, Joseph Tanner Jr., will fill in as the interim city manager for the time being. The elder Tanner has agreed to help the city on a pro-bono basis until the new city manager is found.
During open session, the council will discuss an ordinance to move its regularly scheduled meetings from 7 p.m. the first and third Thursday of the month to 6 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of every month.
The ordinance also proposes that closed sessions may start earlier than 6 p.m. and would be considered part of the regular meeting.
Lastly, council will appoint four people to the Planning Commission to fill four at-large positions, two created from the resignations of Richardson and Councilman David Hampton and two due to expired terms.
The council meets at 7 p.m. Thursday at One Main St.