(Los Alamitos, 10/19/2013) one more scoop for LetsFixLosAl:
The agenda for Monday’s Regular City Council Meeting are up, and they include the name and contract details for our new City Manager, who is expected to begin work here this November.
Plumlee, a Cal State Long Beach graduate, moved up from serving as La Puente’s Finance Director to City Manager there in August, 2011. Prior to that, according to his LinkedIn profile, Plumlee worked in varioius capacities for the Cities of El Segundo, Rolling Hills Estates and La Quinta
The employment contract, which Mr. Plumlee has agreed to, is for three years with a starting salary of $170,000 with the City funding the 8% employee share of his PERS retirement plan. There is also a potential 3% yearly salary increase based on performance if the Council doesn’t raise his salary before then as a result of a salary survey of other Orange County cities to be conducted by 4/2015
Mr. Plumlee lives just south of the Joint Forces Training Base in College Park East, as does our current interim City Manager Greg Korduner. He’s moved his two young girls three times in the past five years, and is looking forward to settling down here for a while.
I hope to put up more information on Mr. Plumlee as it becomes available.
But wait, there’s more. . . .
There’s plenty more of interest on the agenda, including a discussion of the Los Alamitos Unified School District’s Board’s 2/3 vote on October 8 to render local zoning ordinances inapplicable to district properties in Rossmoor, Los Alamitos, and Seal Beach. This action is discussed in detail in an interesting Agenda Report by Director of Community Development Steven Mendoza and City Attorney Cary S. Reisman.
This seems to have some special interest relating to the new lighting on the High School Athletic Field, which adjoins residences in College Park North and reportedly resulted in at least one home there falling out of escrow and declining in value after the light pillar was installed. Representatives from the community have been protesting the poles at recent Board meetings, according to an OC Register report by Asher Klein.
Other discussion items include:
A. Consolidated Disposal Public Education and Outreach Program (City Manager)
B. Authorization for LATV Equipment Purchase (City Manager)
C. Proposed LATV General Manager Position (City Manager)
Then there’s the 8 (yup, 8) presentations kicking off the meeting:
- A. Presentation of Retirement Plaque to Lieutenant Colonel Russell in Appreciation of Service to the City at the Joint Forces Training Base
- B. Presentation of a Proclamation to Robert and Vic Luna, Affiliate Coordinators, and Steve Vargas, Volunteer, of Pancreatic Cancer Action Network for Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month, October 2013
- C. Presentation of a Certificate of Recognition to Dr. Sunghie Okino, Los Alamitos Elementary School Principal, for Red Ribbon Week, October 21-25, 2013
- D. Presentation by Lisa Farrell, OC Free Them, and Linh Tran, CSP, regarding OC Human Trafficking Task Force
- E. Presentation Update by Diana Carey, Corridor Cities Representative, regarding the I-405 Policy Working Group
- F. Presentation by Gary Hewitt, Manager of Transit and Non-Motorized Planning, regarding 1st and 2nd District Bikeways Collaborative
- G. Presentation by Chief Jones, Orange County Fire Authority (OCFA), regarding Amendment to OCFA Joint Powers Authority Agreement – Equity
- H. Presentation by Chief Jones, Orange County Fire Authority (OCFA), regarding the Ambulance Request for Proposals (RFP) Process
The Meeting begins in closed session where Mr. Plumlee will be formally appointed, and negotiations with the police officers and management and non-unionized city employees will also be discussed, along with “significant exposure to litigation.”
As always, your reporting and comments on the maters, diplomatically expressed, are encouraged.