Looking for the City's Next CEO

San Leandro is recruiting a new city manager. Here's what they're looking for.

The city's current manager, akin to a CEO in the corporate world, is stepping down on June 30 and the search is on for the perfect candidate to take Stephen Hollister's place. 

The "ideal candidate" will have at least 10 years of experience in municipal management, including prior experience as a city manager or assistant  city manager, according to the recruitment brochure recently posted on the city's website

Stated benefits include an eght percent city-paid contribution to the CalPERS retirement system, a maximum city-paid contribution of $1,648.08 per month for family medical and dental coverage, a car allowance and "generous vacation and administrative leave." 

Check out the full recruiting brochure attached.

Fran March 28, 2011 at 02:52 PM
Who writes this crap? San Leandro's reputation is anything but how described. And I've yet to find any great fine dining experiences in San Leandro after 13 years. lol I don't think whoever is applying for this jobs even cares about these things. We all know they want the job for the salary / perks. I think Marga should apply:)
Marga Lacabe March 28, 2011 at 03:08 PM
Well, I think they are regurgitating the crap they've written elsewhere. But there is what I find interesting. -AFAIK the city is not hiring a search firm -Applicants have only a 3 week period to apply from when the job was posted -The job has not been posted on monster or craigslist (I don't know if there are specialized job sites for city jobs) My guess is that they already have someone in mind, whether it's an internal hire or someone close that they've talk to, I've no idea. Personally, I think not hiring a search firm is a "penny wise, pound foolish" idea. After the mess that Hollister et all have made of this city, we need the best talent we can get.
Fran March 28, 2011 at 03:19 PM
I thought it was odd also that they aren't hiring a search firm. This from a city that is paying $$$ to a consultant for "branding the city". Your probably right that they have somebody in mind. Hollister may have made a mess, but he certainly had lots of help.
Robert Fukushima March 29, 2011 at 06:43 PM
I say they hire Tim, what could go wrong?
Tim Holmes March 30, 2011 at 04:10 PM
Well, THAT certainly shut down discussion... Seriously though, there's no question our city needs someone who has experience doing this kind of work. If I were the council I wouldn't consider a candidate that didn't have city management experience. I don't believe we have the luxury of having time to bring someone up to speed.


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