Marina City Council members will start interviewing candidates for city manager at a special Saturday meeting.
The council is to start the closed-door process at 8:30 a.m. in the Development Services Department conference room at 3056 Del Monte Blvd.
Marina has been without a permanent city manager since Tony Altfeld was fired in March after a dispute about compensation reductions.
The council hired the Roseville executive search firm of Bob Murray and Associates. The deadline to apply was Dec. 14.
The council has held several previous closed sessions devoted to the subject, but Saturday marks the first round of face-to-face interviews.
Councilwoman Nancy Amadeo on Friday said there are "more than six" finalists — male and female — and "by their resumes, we have multiple good candidates."
She declined further comment, citing the closed-door nature of the personnel process.
The first time the public will be brought into the loop is when the council brings forward its top choice, she said.
She said the council initially expected to complete the process — which includes negotiating a contract with a finalist — by March.
An advertisement for the job said an ideal candidate would have previous experience as a city manager, assistant city manager or department head and have "strong interpersonal skills and the ability to relate to a diverse community."
The council also had a closed-door session scheduled Friday to
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