Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Suisun Council to vote on city manager's contract

From Daily Republic // Aug. 16, 2005
By Ian Thompson

SUISUN CITY - The Suisun City Council will vote tonight whether to give Suzanne Bragdon a three-year contract to run the town for $140,000 a year.

Council members already highly lauded Bragdon as the right person to be the city's city manager/redevelopment director and put it back on its feet financially.

Bragdon was described as a person with the resourcefulness and attention to detail that will move redevelopment efforts forward and rebuild the city's stretched services.

The council appointed Bragdon to the position on July 19 to fill the job held by Steve Baker before he left in December 2004 to become city manager in Oakdale, a central valley town.

Bragdon is expected to start work on Sept. 1, with her first task being to fill several of the city's top administrative positions that are now either empty or temporarily filled.

Bragdon's job is the result of an administrative evolution that makes her both head of city administration and the redevelopment agency.

The council is also voting tonight to create an assistant city manager for administrative services position that will pay $117,000 a year. It combines what is presently the assistant city manager and finance director positions.

A memo to the council from interim City Manager Jim Randall said this change will save Suisun City $64,000 by combining the two positions.

The Suisun City Council meets at 7 p.m. tonight in the Suisun City Council chamber at 701 Civic Center Blvd.

Reach Ian Thompson at 427-6976 or ithompson@dailyrepublic.net.

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