Arroyo Grande could soon have an interim city manager at an estimated cost of $60,000 for nearly four months.
The Arroyo Grande City Council will consider an agreement Tuesday with Regional Government Services, a governmental joint powers authority based in Carmel Valley, to provide interim city manager services.
A staff member from the organization, Robert McFall, would serve as Arroyo Grande’s interim manager starting Jan. 14 at a cost of $120 an hour, plus a $1,700 monthly housing allowance, according to the proposed agreement.
The agreement is expected to remain in effect through May 1. The cost is estimated at $60,000 – less than the $70,600 budgeted for the current city manager position for four months. However, it was not immediately clear how many hours McFall would be expected to work per week.
McFall worked 33 years for the city of Glendale, including 22 years as assistant city manager, according to a staff report from Arroyo Grande Acting City Manager Debbie Malicoat. He retired in 2010.
McFall has previously assisted Arroyo Grande officials with several department assessments, goal setting and team building, Malicoat wrote in the staff report.
If the agreement is approved, McFall would lead the city while the council continues searching for a permanent city manager to succeed longtime City Manager Steve Adams, who was placed on paid administrative leave Nov. 19.
Adams will remain on leave until an interim is hired.