Garden Grove

Changing of the guard at city hall

GARDEN GROVE CITY HALL (City of Garden Grove image)>

GARDEN GROVE CITY HALL (City of Garden Grove image).

The changing of the guard in top leadership for the City of Garden Grove will be front and center at Tuesday’s meeting of the city council.

Hiring of Tom Shultz as interim fire chief will be on the agenda. Schultz, who announced his retirement as fire chief after three-and-a-half years in the job, would be retained for 180 days as a “retired annuitant” to provide continuity.

His specific tasks will conclude assessing the benefits of contracting with the Orange County Fire Authority for fire and paramedic services and in “education” related to Measure 0, the proposed 1-cent municipal sales tax measure on the Nov. 6 ballot.

He would receive an hourly wage equal to his former salary, but no other benefits.

Also on Tuesday, the council will consider the appointment of a city treasurer and deputy city treasurer in the wake of the announced retirement of Finance Director (and current deputy city treasurer) Kingsley Okereke, who will be leaving on Sept. 27, 2018.

Laura Stover, human resources director, would be re-appointed as city treasurer and Scott Stiles, city manager, would be interim deputy city treasurer.

The council meets at 6:30 p.m. in its chambers in the Community Meeting Center, 11300 Stanford Ave.

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