MINUTES OF A SPECIAL MEETING OF THE CYPRESS CITY COUNCIL HELD MARCH 17, 2014

A special meeting of the Cypress City Council was called to order at 6:00 p.m. by Mayor Mills in the Executive Board Room, 5275 Orange Avenue, Cypress, California.

Members present:
Mayor Leroy Mills
Mayor Pro Tem Rob Johnson
Council Member Doug Bailey
Council Member Prakash Narain
Council Member Mariellen Yarc

Staff present:
City Attorney Bill Wynder
Assistant City Attorney Lindsay Tabaian

ORAL COMMUNICATIONS:

None.

CLOSED SESSION:

The City Attorney reported that the City Council would be meeting in Closed Session regarding Public Employee Appointment, pursuant to Government Code Section 54957, to Consider Filling the Position of City Manager. 

The City Attorney reported that the City Council would be meeting in Closed Session regarding Conference with Labor Negotiator, pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6, Agency Negotiator:  William Wynder, Employee Title: City Manager and Interim City Manager. 

At 6:02 p.m., the Mayor recessed the meeting.

The meeting was reconvened at 7:13 p.m.

REPORT OF CLOSED SESSION:

The Mayor asked for the report of the Closed Session Agenda items discussed earlier in the evening.

The City Attorney reported that the City Council met in Closed Session, pursuant to Government Code Section 54957, to consider filling the position of City Manager.  The Council discussed and unanimously approved a recruitment process, reviewed and authorized the issuance of a job flyer, and established April 11, 2014 as the deadline for interested candidates to apply for the position of full time City Manager.  The City Council further directed that the recruitment process be administered in-house by the City’s Human Resources staff.

The City Attorney reported that the City Council further met in Closed Session, pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6, to confer with the City Attorney regarding the compensation to be paid to the Interim City Manager and unanimously authorized the payment of an hourly rate equivalent to that of the former City Manager on a not to exceed 960 hour basis.  There was no discussion of compensation or other terms or conditions of employment for the position of City Manager.

ADJOURNMENT: Mayor Mills adjourned the meeting at 7:15 p.m. to Monday, March 24, 2014, beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the Executive Board Room.

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MAYOR OF THE CITY OF CYPRESS

ATTEST:

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CITY CLERK OF THE CITY OF CYPRESS

City of Cypress Department of Administration ~ 5275 Orange Avenue ~ Cypress, CA 90630 ~ 714-229-6780