Canan Tasci, Staff Writer
Created: 01/23/2012 10:37:37 AM PST

CHINO – City Council members agreed last week to hire an outside agency to find candidates to replace City Manager Patrick Glover, who will retire next month.

The agency – Bob Murray and Associates – will conduct a search for an outside candidate.

Council members have also invited current employees to apply for the position, spokeswoman Michelle Van Der Linden said.

Fee for services for Bob Murray will be $17,500 and not to exceed $23,500, which would allow for expenses incurred.

“I think the whole council thinks Mr. Glover set the bar awfully high, and the council wants to explore trying to get the best and brightest candidate,” Mayor Dennis Yates said.

Council members will conduct interviews in closed session, Yates said, because some of the people who may apply are already employed and they don’t want their name “out there that they’re looking for another job.”

“I’ll be frank, I’ve been getting calls from other city managers who are interested in Chino,” he said. “I think we have a pretty good reputation in the Inland Empire as a pretty steady council.”

Yates said he too has names of some prospects who he will provide to Murray.

Council members also agreed to hire an interim city manager in February.

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