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PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Tuesday, October 21, 2014

City Administrator Recruitment Underway-Public Input Invited

SANTA BARBARA, CA – < October 21, 2014>

In September, the City’s top Administrator, Jim Armstrong, retired. The City Council will be appointing the City’s next City Administrator and has hired the executive search firm of Ralph Andersen & Associates to conduct the recruitment. The City Council is interested in receiving public input and has authorized a community survey. The purpose of this open survey is to gather input from the community regarding the challenges and opportunities that will face the new City Administrator, as well as the competencies and areas of experience needed for him or her to be successful. The information will be used in the selection process by the recruiting firm and the City Council.

The survey can be located on the Ralph Andersen & Associates website. Community input is requested by October 30th. Should members of the public wish to submit their thoughts in hard copy, they may submit them to the City Clerk’s Office located at Santa Barbara City Hall by 5:30 p.m. on October 30th, and they will be provided to the recruiting agency.

The survey will ask two basic questions:

1. What will be the primary challenges and opportunities for the new City Administrator?

2. What competencies and areas of personal experience will be most important in a new City Administrator?

You will find the survey at the following link:

Santa Barbara City Administrator Survey (click here)

A link is also available on the City’s website at www.santabarbaraca.gov/ .

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