RIO VISTA — City Council will consider appointing a new interim city manager to replace Joseph Tanner in February during a special meeting Tuesday.
Tanner, former city manager for Vallejo, was appointed in July after former interim city manager Roger Wong left. Wong was appointed in April after the city council declined to renew then-city manager Hector De La Rosa’s contract.
Wong agreed to see the city through the selection process, but the selection process took longer than he expected. The council planned to appoint a new city manager during its meeting July 5, but that did not happen.
Out of 64 potential candidates for city manager, the city chose Regan Candelario, former city administrator/executive director of Guadalupe, and Robert Gorson Jr., former city manager of Taft, as the final candidates.
Before a final decision was made, Candelario accepted a city manager position for the city of Fortuna. Gorson was passed up for the position in Rio Vista.
Tanner replaced Wong after council declined to announce an appointment for city manager. However, the California Public Employees Retirement System stipulates that Tanner cannot work past 960 hours, meaning Tanner cannot work past Feb. 1.
The council can opt not to appoint a new interim city manager, but Tanner noted in a staff report that it would put a tremendous burden on current administration.
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