No word on city manager appointment from Atascadero officials

tstrickland@thetribunenews.comJune 11, 2013 

Wade McKinney

Atascadero’s elected officials remained tight-lipped Tuesday night about what’s next for the city now that City Manager Wade McKinney has formally resigned.

There was no reportable action from a last-minute closed session item added to the council’s Tuesday meeting regarding the appointment of a city manager, City Clerk Marcia Torgerson said at the meeting.

McKinney formally resigned Thursday to take a city manager job in the Southern California resort town of Indian Wells. A day later, city department heads signed a letter backing existing city Administrative Services Director Rachelle Rickard to fill the job, and the closed session item was added to the agenda.

No members of the public addressed the city manager topic at the open public comment session Tuesday.

Mayor Tom O’Malley previously said that some options on filling the city manager position would likely be publicly presented at the council’s June 11 or June 25 meetings.

So far, the city’s next steps have not been publicly discussed.

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