Ryan Hagen, Staff Writer
Posted: 01/18/2013 07:17:56 PM PST
SAN BERNARDINO – A new city manager will be in place one month from now when Acting City Manager Andrea Travis-Miller leaves, Mayor Pat Morris pledged Friday.
Travis-Miller, who has been acting city manager since May, accepted a job as executive director of the San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments starting Feb. 19.
That will require cutting short the nationwide, multi-finalist recruitment process the city has used to fill other top spots, but Travis-Miller leaving without an assistant city manager in place necessitates it, said Morris, who has responsibility under the city’s charter to appoint a candidate who must then be approved by the City Council.
“That was a time-honored process, in my view,” he said, referring to the exhaustive search for a police chief and others brought to the city during his tenure. “But in this instance, we haven’t got the time to go through that kind of nationwide process and a culling process.”
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