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December 30, 2011



Before they sign the contract we should know exactly what the hourly employee is going to work on. What projects need Mr Nantell's expertise and how long will he spend on each of them? This looks like a pretty good deal so this is just asking for the particulars.

holyroller @hotwire.com

I hope Mr Nantell will "retire" his brown sport coat.
We can have it framed like the Masters Golf Tournement.
The new City Manager will wear it to Council meetings.


My dear friend Holy Roller,

Thanks. That IS funny and I hope you have a very Happy New Year. All my love,



Maybe the $300k+ a year salary could be freed up and used to pay for our garbage rate increases


On another post, a blogger commented:

"Does anyone wonder if the City of Burlingame is, wants, or is activly seeking a New City of Burlingame Manager? Lets review.. Jim Nantell is the best the City has ever had. Nantell has known, as well as the City Council, for years,(at least three)this day was coming. Public Safety Pension Liabilities, HSR,(the negitive financial impact it will have on the City for decades)demand for services that make our City Great-without business and homeowners wanting to be taxed... Who in the world would want that job? That is the conversation we need to be having NOW. Before Jim Nantells departure."

My comment: I believe a recruiter was hired quite some time ago and there are interviews scheduled for the summer and/or fall. I don't expect any lack of applicants. I also heard on the news this morning that Cupertino hired a new city manager from Oregon, so it can be a multi-state search!


I got the impression Jesus was going to get Jim's job.
But "rumor has it" Jesus is going to East Palo Alto, CA.
Good Luck Jesus!

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