Grover Beach picks new city manager

Grover Beach has chosen San Mateo assistant city manager Matthew Bronson as its new city manager.

The city announced Thursday that Bronson was the unanimous choice of the City Council out of a field of 47 candidates to replace retired City Manager Bob Perrault, who left the city in March. Retired police chief Jim Copsey has served as the interim city manager since March.

According to his employment contract, which the City Council is expected to approve when it meets Monday, Bronson will be paid a base salary of $176,000, plus up to $8,000 in moving expenses and a $4,000 annual auto allowance.

Bronson, 41, has served as the assistant city manager for the city of San Mateo since 2010. During his time with the city, he also served as interim community development director and interim public works streets and facilities manager. Prior to working in San Mateo, Bronson worked for Marin County and the city of Charlotte, North Carolina.

Bronson has an undergraduate degree in environmental policy and planning from UC Davis and a masters degree in public administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

He is expected to start work June 15.

Kaytlyn Leslie: 805-781-7928, @kaytyleslie