At Monday’s meeting of the City Council’s budget and finance committee, Budget Officer Joe Maestretti said the Police Department, which was $88,000 over budget in the first quarter but was expected to make budget by year’s end, had reduced overtime in the first quarter by 33 percent over the same period last year. “They’re doing [...]
Readers of The Week in Review, the city manager’s weekly newsletter, have become accustomed in recent years to a listing by the city manager of meetings he had during the week. In his first installment, on Friday, interim City Manager Kevin O’Rourke addressed a more basic concern: “It was a great first week! I plan on coming back next week!
8:48 p.m.: Councilman Elbert Holman Jr. is recommending that the disussion be put off until next week. Interim City Manager Kevin O’Rourke should have time to review the report, Holman said. Also, she said Councilwoman Diana Lowery should be here. Holman said, “He should be aware of what the report says.” Councilwoman Leslie Baranco Martin [...]
8:11 p.m.: The City Council has the marina deal behind it (and some brief event coordination for the opening ceremony), and is on to Johnny Ford. Councilman Elbert Holman Jr. is introducing Velma Lim, the lawyer who advised the ad-hoc committee investigating Ford’s firing. Holman said, “We’re going to present it without comment.” What recommendations [...]
5:27 p.m.: Interim City Manager Kevin O’Rourke has come into chambers and is sitting for his first City Council meeting here. The Johnny Ford matter, a fire labor deal and Stockton Marina are on the agenda. There are about 90 people here, a bit less than had been expected. 5:30 p.m.: Mayor Ann Johnston is [...]
Interim City Manager Kevin O’Rourke, who started Monday, had moved into his office (no art on the walls yet, however) and had a box of business cards. The culture at City Hall is such that no one likely told him about the pool on the Fourth Floor. Tonight is O’Rourke’s first City Council meeting here, [...]
Today, on his first day as interim city manager, Kevin O’Rourke arrived at City Hall at 7:35 a.m. He knew where to park, in the sally port. On the Second Floor, O’Rourke had no key code, and City Attorney Ren Nosky let him in. “I’m going to go in and get to work,” O’Rourke said. [...]
Kevin O’Rourke, who is to be interim city manager starting Monday, was expected to meet this afternoon with Mayor Ann Johnston. The former Fairfield city manager did not immediately return a telephone call this afternoon for comment. He has not returned telephone calls or an e-mail since being appointed interim city manager on Sept. 29. [...]
7:01 p.m.: Mayor Ann Johnston is introducing the Kevin O’Rourke contract. O’Rourke is not at City Hall. Johnston said O’Rourke has accepted the contract. The matter has been moved and approved. Ralph Lee White is being allowed to ask questions. Johnston is answering them. There being no substantial discussion, the contract is approved 7-0.
Former Fairfield City Manager Kevin O’Rourke, whom the City Council is expected to appoint interim city manager on Tuesday, retired from Fairfield in 2007, after a council majority critical of him was installed. Fairfield Vice Mayor, John Mraz said this afternoon that soon after O’Rourke retired two public works employees visited O’Rourke’s successor in [...]