Thursday, November 10, 2016

Sierra Madre Shocker: Bruce Inman Heading For An "Interim City Manager" Gig In Bradbury!

Bruce and that famous rusty pipe.

Retired, or not? The following news can be found hidden deeply inside the latest edition of the Monrovia City Manager's Update, dated November 9. It can be seen in situ by clicking here. Odd to find such important Sierra Madre news there, right? And not in Sierra Madre's City Manager Report?


This is important news on a couple of levels. Bruce, with 19 years on the job at the City of Sierra Madre, very possibly could need a little more time in the saddle to max out his CalPERS haul. I don't think anyone would be happy if the water-wise Mr. Inman had to retire on anything less than six figures.

But, and perhaps even more importantly, this would make it appear that Michelle Keith, Bradbury's now emeritus City Manager, must have left for some specific reason. Speculation being she may have made the change so she can fill the seat of departing Sierra Madre City Manager Elaine Aguilar.

Something that would have been a nicely tied package for everyone to open this morning, right? And it would have solved the mystery of who Sierra Madre's next City Manager is going to be.

However, that just wouldn't be true. Michelle Keith apparently left modest paying and decidedly small government Bradbury for the greener fields of Rancho Cucamonga. Joining Sierra Madre's very own Elisa Cox there in making the kinds of generous compensation most local city governments in these parts are famous for paying.

Bruce will be starting his Bradbury duties on December 19, which is shortly after he retires from his current gig in Sierra Madre. Why this would be a retirement and not just a job change is not clear at this time.

But as far as his new employer goes it won't be a moment too soon for B-Town. Right now the only person working at City Hall there is the City Clerk. The head of financial services having also left for something else. Plus they also recently contracted with the Los Angeles County Sheriffs, so there is that as well.

Can you imagine, a city government that is being run by only one person? It boggles the mind.

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54 comments:

  1. So Bruce didn't want to retire? If he did, why is he taking another job?

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    1. Please oh Please don't let Keith come back to Sierra Madre, she was so bad for this city as we are still paying for her poor decisions.

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    2. Keith is not coming back for now. She has already committed to another position elsewhere.

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  2. He wanted to get out of town before the water leaks got really bad!

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  3. Bradbury's loss is our gain.

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  4. Interim is a cool gig and some of these smucks interim and interim and interim until your eyes glaze over. Best news here is Michelle on her way to Rancho. Palm her off in parts east but don't forget to keep an eye out for a crazy scheme that I uncovered as a link to the GemCoin mess in Arcadia. On a linked website there was a project for some open space above Rancho near Chaffey College for a 5 mile long replica of the Great Wall of China. I alerted the Planning Director of Rancho and he said the area was in San Bernadino Co. I suggested he alert his colleagues in County Planning!

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  5. Of further interest: City Manager is our former City Manager--John Gillison. Geeze the ties at the hip for these city government types is unending.

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    1. He is also in Rancho, right?

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    2. Yes, City Manager of Rancho Cucamonga.

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  6. Small bet terrifying electric transformer fire about 5pm last evening at the northwest boundary of the Monastery near Circle Ct..Knocked out power to most of the town for several hours. A rapid response by SMFD quickly contained the blaze.My internet was just restored moments ago.

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  7. You interim so as not to create a break with CalPers.

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  8. So where are Elaine and Larry going?

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    1. Leave no pension behind.

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  9. Perhaps this mass exit and leaving only a clerk in City Hall, is a big thank-you to this town for keeping "them" transparent.

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  10. Thank you Fire Department.

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    1. Send the bill to Edison.

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  11. Many years ago, during the John Gillison era; a very close friend and their company was selected to do a Sierra Madre City Audit. All Cities have this done.
    I was told "in confident" that this town had a very particular way in handling it's City Finances and keeping the books.
    When saying goodbyes to Elisa; she was given this heads up.

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    1. Ok 007 Thanks.

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    2. Lots of bodies buried under City Hall.

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  12. The appearance of insolvency may be real.

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  13. Islamic extremists celebrate Trump victory: 'US struck with disaster at the hands of their own voters'
    http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/islamic-extremists-celebrate-trump-victory-article-1.2867482

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  14. Bradbury can probably be handled by one person ... it doesn't seem to be the hot bed of activity...

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    1. The people of Bradbury know what they have and they want to keep it. Their public servants are their servants, not their masters.

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    2. The way it should be. Who made the help boss?

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  15. The Musian/Movie star get out the vote backfired on Hillary. Free concert, everyone attending slept in on Nov. 08 2016; NO SHOW in the polling places is what occurred.

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    1. Good point. Isis hates music, too. You guys will get along swimmingly.

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    2. David Duke: ‘Our people’ responsible for Trump success
      http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/david-duke-‘our-people’-responsible-for-trump-success/ar-AAk4SUI?li=BBnbcA1&srcref=rss

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  16. Randy Newmen; "You can't always get what you want, but you get what you need" GOP theme song.
    The Country needed Donald Trump.
    President Trump, drain the swamp.

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    1. "You Can't Always Get What You Want" is a song by the Rolling Stones on their 1969 album Let It Bleed. Written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards. Both of whom repeatedly asked the Trump campaign to stop playing their song.

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    2. That said, how can you confuse Randy Newman with the Rolling Stones?

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    3. Mea Culpa; I just don't get Progressives.

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    4. Can't wait to see how the Trumpers react when their boy fails them.

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    5. Or when their Medicare and Soc. Security benefits get slashed. Won't they be surprised!

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    6. Trump will not deport anyone that would have not been deported if he were not president,will not cut Social Security to those presently receiving benefits,will not outright eliminate the ACA,will not "drain the swamp",etc,etc Things move slowly that's why our system works.

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    7. Whatever you say.

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    8. Sucker born every minute.

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    9. Randy Newman's song "Rednecks" should have been Trump's campaign theme

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  17. Or when Millenniums get stuck with Obamas deficit, can't always blame Trump.
    Medicare and Soc. Security have been on the chopping block for some time, the Government has been borrowing against it, now it's the run out for future tax payers, Generation X.

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    1. Do you wash this stuff off after you pull it out?

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    2. You may truly believe that but perhaps you should check before presenting it as fact because you are completely incorrect. Due to ACA Medicare is stronger than it's ever been,and SS is doing better than it has in 20 years.

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    3. Wall Street is salivating over all of that SSI money. Trump will turn it over.

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  18. Bruce Inman has always been a yes man to the powers that run the city. Under the direction of Ms. Keith, maybe Bradbury is giving him a try to see if he will continue to be the yes man for them as he has been in Sierra Madre. Many past council members are part of that group thus they were able to prevent the forensic audit that the residents requested.

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    1. Affordable Care Act?Zzzzzz!!!
      I'll bet you'll vote for Tony Villar for Governor !!!

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    2. Look at it this way. If Trump keeps his campaign promises (always a dubious situation) he will deport millions of people while at the same time depriving millions of others of their health care. It will be a brutal time.

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    3. 3:25, talk is cheap, and many times just talk and propaganda. Obama during his time in office, deported millions. A fact that never gets reported because the Democrats don't want to talk about it.

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  19. Management has done "Let's Make a Deal" for years, off the books.

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    1. Something not right about Mr Inman; Water background, going to work as a City Manager in Bradbury.

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    2. No engineering degree. No public administration degree. The pretenses of Mr. Inmann go on and on.

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    3. Pipes leaking in Bradbury? FlimFlamInman is your man!

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  20. 3:25pm. There were only Thirteen Million uninsured to begin with.
    Government should have addressed it differently; like read the plan first.

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    1. Why are Trump supporters such damn liars? I hate the bastards.

      Key Facts about the Uninsured Population
      Sep 29, 2016


      Decreasing the number of uninsured is a key goal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which extends Medicaid coverage to many low-income individuals in states that have expanded and provides Marketplace subsidies for individuals below 400% of poverty. The ACA’s major coverage provisions went into effect in January 2014 and have led to significant coverage gains. As of the end of 2015, the number of uninsured nonelderly Americans stood at 28.5 million, a decrease of nearly 13 million since 2013. This fact sheet describes how coverage has changed under the ACA, examines the characteristics of the uninsured population, and summarizes the access and financial implications of not having coverage.

      http://kff.org/uninsured/fact-sheet/key-facts-about-the-uninsured-population/

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  21. Clinton's popular vote lead is over 400,000 now. The Tang Baboon lost.

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  22. That is just you having fun with a perfect morning.

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