Bill Manis, is expected to become Upland’s new city manager. Manis served as San Bernardino’s deputy city manager between 2014 and 2016. (Staff file photo by Will Lester, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG)

By Beau Yarbrough | | Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Published: September 21, 2018 at 6:28 pm | Updated: September 22, 2018 at 12:55 pm

Less than 10 months after hiring a new city manager, the Upland City Council is expected to consider appointing an acting city manager at its next meeting.

According to the agenda for the meeting Monday, Sept. 24, the City Council is expected to discuss the appointment in closed session.

Little else was known about the move Friday, Sept. 21. It was not immediately clear if City Manager Bill Manis, who has worked for Upland since December 2017, is leaving the city.

Manis could not be reached for comment. City Council members reached on Friday declined to comment, saying it was a personnel matter that would be discussed in closed session.

Manis is the city’s fifth city manager since 2005. Before he was hired, Upland had an interim city manager – Martin Thouvenell – for 14 months. Manis, who was hired by a unanimous 5-0 vote of the council in December 2017, is paid an annual salary of $238,500.

Prior to being hired by Upland, Manis had served as the Rosemead city manager, San Bernardino’s deputy city manager and in the cities of Banning, Cypress, Corona, Santa Ana and Cerritos.

The Upland City Council is scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. Monday. Closed session, which includes the council discussing and possibly voting on the appointment of an acting city manager, starts at 6 p.m. Upland City Hall is located at 460 N. Euclid Ave. in Upland.