Five recruiting firms responded to a request for proposals from the City of Delta, which is renewing its search for a new city manager. Bids ranged from $9,500 to $25,000, interim city manager Glen Black said at a work session last week.
He said it's difficult to compare "apples to apples" without in-depth analysis and some follow-up. Although councilmembers are anxious to get the process started, they agreed to wait for more information. A special meeting was set for 5 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 11, to enable the search to move forward as quickly as possible.
The clock is ticking. The Delta Urban Renewal Authority (DURA) has 120 days to reach agreement with the taxing entities it's asking to help fund a gateway project near the intersection of Highways 50 and 92. Half that time has elapsed, and there is no Plan B, city manager David Torgler emphasized during a meeting with taxing entities Monday.