The City Council shortly after 7:30 a.m. opened a special – early – meeting in chambers at City Hall. Mayor Anthony Silva announced they were there to interview candidates for the Stockton city manager job. None of them were present, and their names remain a secret. There are six.
Assistant City Clerk Bret Hunter took roll.
“Is there anyone here from the public who wishes to speak?” Silva asked. No members of the public were present.
City Attorney John Luebberke was in the well and had nothing to report.
“Hearing none, we will begin closed session,” Silva said. He hit the gavel, adjourning.
The council members gathered their things and relocated to the Stewart Eberhardt Building a couple of blocks south, where they were to reconvene for several hours in a conference room. The city’s headhunter, Bill Mathis, was nowhere to be seen.
Councilwoman Kathy Miller said they expected to be in interviews until 5 p.m. with little time to waste. She wasn’t sure one day would be enough time for six candidates.
It has yet to be seen if they will announce anything today.
“It’s a big day,” Silva said. “I’m excited, happy.”