|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.