Tracy City Council sets interviews for new city manager
by Michael Langley
Jul 04, 2014 | 3967 views | 6 6 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Tracy City Council has decided to meet with seven candidates to become the next city manager.

At the end of a closed-session meeting with the consultant heading the search for a new city chief executive, Bobbi Peckham from Peckham & McKenney of Sacramento, the council chose seven people to interview during two days of meetings July 17 and 18.

“We have some viable candidates,” Mayor Pro Tem Michael Maciel said after the closed-session meeting. “We’re optimistic moving forward to the next phase.”

Mayor Brent Ives said he liked what he saw in the applications.

“I think we’ve got a very strong candidate pool. Years of experience, into doing the kinds of things that we’re interested in,” Ives said. “Of course, it’s a paper exercise until we get the opportunity to talk to them.”

Councilman Charles Manne was optimistic about the group of candidates.

“I would say the applicants are definitely pretty impressive,” Manne said.

Ives said the council winnowed the first round of interviewees from among 43 candidates presented by Peckham.

Peckham told the council during a public meeting April 1 that if the process went well, the city could have a new city manager by September. Ives said after the meeting Tuesday that the timeline seems to be holding.

• Contact Michael Ellis Langley at mlangley@tracypress.com or 830-4231.

 
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mdsmith17
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July 14, 2014
What is the world is your point on the wind? How can the General Manager control the wind? Of course they knew the area was windy before they built, Tracy and Manteca are both windy too. Are you somehow claiming you bought the house not knowing it was a windy area??? All those giant windmills on the hills weren't just a little clue that it may be a windy area?
mthouseman
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July 04, 2014
If Janice McClintock (former GM in MoHo) is on the list and they don't hire her then they didn't pick the best person for the job
ugogogogirl
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July 05, 2014
U got to be joking. MH is worse here than when I first bought. My home value is half what I paid. My water bill went up. The wind is awful we need some sycamores. And one guy on the MH board was outright giving citizens the middle finger in a public meeting. You lost me there tiger.
mthouseman
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July 06, 2014
Are you sure you still live in mo ho. If the house is only worth half of what you paid then I say it's because you paid too much to begin with. House prices are through the roof around here. The director was recalled...LAST NOVEMBER...and has been replaced.

The GM can do little about the wind, and your suggestions on trees should be made to the CSD, but all of this is off topic.

Janice was a good person , doing a great job at turning this place around, and would be a great asset for the city of Tracy
ugogogogirl
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July 06, 2014
Yes we paid too much. Yes he was recalled after giving the middle finger to MoHo. But what has she done for MoHo? U think they did not know about the wind? Its like a wind tunnel an aluminum shed ended up in our back yard. And the fences get knocked down on regular intervals. Its not off topic. What did she actually do? I just don't get it. The college and school we can't even use their resources. Wha?
SmartyPantz
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July 06, 2014
She was fired from the Mountain House Community Service District by the Board of Directors along with that guy who gave residents the finger. I forgot his name, but he was in a TracyPress article saying he didn't understand the use of the American middle finger gesture and he was trying to adjust his glasses and figure out American gestures. If you dig around on google searching for mountain house directors middle finger I think you will find him.


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