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California City hires another new city manager

Marsh is the sixth city manager in a little over a year; he's set to start in his role on Monday
Posted at 6:39 PM, Mar 01, 2024
  • Patrick Marsh is set to start his role as city manager of California City on Monday.
  • Marsh is the first to be hired without the interim tag in a little over a year in Cal City.

BROADCAST TRANSCRIPT:

Patrick Marsh is set to start work as the city manager of California City on Monday, Mayor Kelly Kulikoff told 23 ABC on Friday.

It’s the first time in just a little over a year that the hire is without an interim tag.

Cal City went through five city managers during that time.

Michele Martinez stepped down in January, a mere 10 weeks into the job because she said she was concerned for her safety.

Marsh most recently worked as a city manager in Fernley, Nev.

His role will be set for official approval during the council meeting on March 12.

Kulikoff also released the following statement to 23 ABC:

"Having a permanent city manager provides stability and continuity in city operations, allowing for long-term planning and strategic initiatives. The problem most cities face is finding the right leadership for the job. It’s a big responsibility. My hope is on March 12th, after public discussion, that we move forward on the best path for the future of California City."


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