Miller offered Encinitas job |

Miller offered Encinitas job

The Encinitas City Council meets Friday, Sept. 24 to announce their choice of new city manager.

As of Tuesday, the job had been offered to South Lake Tahoe City Manager Kerry Miller, according to the California coastal city’s interim manager Bob Acker. However, salary negotiations and other considerations had not been resolved.

Miller could not be reached Thursday for comment, but according to The San Diego Union-Tribune, he acknowledged having been offered the job, saying he looked forward to managing the city once a contract is “signed, sealed and delivered.”

“I’ve had the opportunity to visit with the City Council members, and they are good people,” the Union-Tribune reported Miller as having said Tuesday. “They are struggling with some issues over what direction the city should go. They have a desire to involve the community to help bring definition to what the future will look like. That excites me.”

The city’s former manager, Lauren Wasserman, left his post in February at a salary of approximately 120,000. Miller, who now earns about $96,000 after 12 years on the job, must negotiate salary and contract issues with the Encinitas City Council.

The Union-Tribune reported that the Encinitas City Council had reviewed information about Miller writing checks for the city arts coordinator’s health benefits when her contract did not allow it. At least one councilman was quoted as saying he viewed it as a”minor issue in over a decade of recognized service to the city.”

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