Kerry Miller doesn’t have the job yet |

Kerry Miller doesn’t have the job yet

Despite rumors to the contrary, City Manager Kerry Miller said he has not accepted a position as city manager of Encinitas, Calif. – at least not yet.

“I wish the rumors would stop. No, I have not accepted the position in Encinitas and they are not, at this time, in a position to offer me the job,” Miller said Tuesday. “There needs to be plenty more negotiation, background checking, and of course, the flare-up here this week is something they will want to look at as well.”

Bob Acker, interim city manager for the city of Encinitas, said he would not comment at this time.

Miller has been South Lake Tahoe city manager for 12 years, outlasting the average term for a city manager. According to the League of California Cities, the average term for city managers in the state is 5.6 years, with the trend moving toward shorter stays. Rural Northern California city managers average a 4.4 year stay.

The Encinitas position offers a salary of about $120,000 – a definite raise compared to Miller’s current salary of $96,000.

According to Miller, the current situation and the allegations being made toward him by Councilman Bill Crawford have been difficult to deal with.

“This is just a nightmare. I hope it is resolved soon,” Miller said.

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