Rancho Palos Verdes City Council
   

JUNE 6, 2006 CITY MANAGER RECRUITMENT JUNE 6, 2006 CITY MANAGER RECRUITMENT
JUNE 6, 2006CITY MANAGER RECRUITMENT

TO: COMMITTEE FOR CITY MANAGER RECRUITMENT

FROM: CITY MANAGER

DATE: JUNE 6, 2006

SUBJECT: CITY MANAGER RECRUITMENT

RECOMMENDATION
Authorize the City Manager to request proposals from qualified firms to conduct a recruitment for City Manager.

BACKGROUND
On May 2, 2006 the City Council received a letter from the City Manager announcing his intention to terminate his employment with the City at the end of the working day on December 21, 2006. The Mayor had previously appointed Councilmembers Clark and Stern as an Ad Hoc Committee to make recommendations to the City Council on how to proceed with recruitment of a new City Manager.

DISCUSSION
The Ad Hoc Committee proposes that the City Council initiate the recruitment process by selecting a recruiting firm to develop a list of qualified candidates. The selection of the recruiting firm should take place as soon as possible. The following firms have been identified as those to receive a Request for Proposal.

- Bob Murray & Associates
- Avery Associates
- Ralph Andersen & Associates

Each of these firms does a significant City Manager recruitment business in California. Information about each firm is attached.

A typical timeline for the recommended recruitment process is:
- Council solicits proposals and selects a recruiting firm……………….…….6 weeks
- Council meets with the recruiter and develops desired qualifications….....…2 weeks
- Recruiter conducts a search for candidates………..………………………8 weeks
- Recruiter interviews top 10-15 candidates………………………………..2 weeks
- Recruiter meets with Council to review results of interviews………….……2 weeks
- Council interviews top six candidates……………………………………..2 weeks

- Council interviews top two candidates……………………………………1 week
- Council makes an offer and negotiations commence….………………..….2 weeks
- New City Manager starts work…………………………………………..4 weeks

 

Respectfully Submitted,

Les Evans
City Manager

Attachments: Bob Murray & Associates information
Avery Associates information
Ralph Andersen & Associates information