[The following was addressed to Bob Murray of Bob Murray & Associates, the recruitment firm seeking candidates to replace retiring City Manager Ken Frank.]
Dear Mr. Murray:
I missed the public meeting to discuss the desired qualities for our new city manager. I hope it's not too late to add my two cents. I am a retired public administrator (MPA) and I have worked in several cities in south Orange County, including Laguna Beach. I've been a classified employee, city clerk appointed by the city manager, and finally a city clerk appointed by the city council.
I know you have successfully placed city managers throughout California and you know each community has its own personality. As a prominent coastal community, arts colony, tourist destination, a town subject to natural disasters, and a highly involved public — Laguna Beach is in a class of its own.