This just in from Amanda Baumfeld:
So, Montebello City Council Members Kathy Salazar, Rosie Vasquez and Robert Urteaga have all called a special meeting for tonight prior to the council meeting.
The meeting is closed session and the council is suppose to discuss the appointing of an additional assistant city administrator. The funny thing about the appointment is the new position is not even approved yet. It is on tonight’s council agenda.
How can they appoint someone when the position is not even approved yet?
When I first spoke to Salazar about the new position which will have an annual salary of $227,000 she said the person is meant to serve as a successor to current City Administrator Richard Torres.
She went on to say Torres can take his time, interview and find the right person. Just two weeks later the council is ready to appoint someone. I guess they decided to speed up the process.