RED BLUFF

CITY COUNCIL

SPECIAL MEETING MINUTES


DATE OF MEETING: March 2, 2006

TIME OF MEETING: 7:00 P.M.

PLACE OF MEETING: RED BLUFF COUNCIL CHAMBERS, CITY HALL

Councilmembers Present: Andy Houghton, Mayor

Wayne Brown, Mayor Pro Tem

Forrest Flynn

Daniel Irving

Larry Stevens


Councilmembers Absent: None


Staff Present: Susan Price, City Manager

Richard Crabtree, City Attorney

Gloria Shepherd, City Clerk

Al Shamblin, Police Chief

Charlie Mullen, Planning Director

Mark Barthel, Public Works Director

Nik Reikalas, Parks and Recreation Director

Tessa Pritchard, Human Resources Director

Scott Capilla, Police Lieutenant

Robert James, Senior Building Inspector


Tessa Pritchard, Human Resources Director, led the Pledge of Allegiance at the request of Mayor Houghton and the Assemblage joined in.


CITIZEN’S COMMENTS

Charlie Mullen, Planning Director, read a statement that expressed appreciation for Susan Price, City Manager. He felt she represented the highest standards and qualities necessary for managing and leading the City of Red Bluff governmental organization. He commented that she is a leader in a true sense and leads by example with conduct that is of the highest ethical and professional standard. He mentioned that he is proud to be a part the management and employee team that looks up to her and respects her and hoped that the City Council would demonstrate appreciation for her as much as everyone does.

Robert James commented that it is a pleasure to work with the City and with the fine Community with Susan Price, City Manager, in charge. She has been the most focused boss he’s had.

Tessa Pritchard, Human Resources Director, thanked the Council and City Manager who make sure the Department Heads are insulated from many comments. She mentioned that Susan Price, City Manager, had supported the Ad Hoc Committees and Department Heads with the concerns about the Residential fees and she had spoken up on behalf of staff. Susan Price, City Manager, has also taken into consideration when they are short staffed and recognized the employee’s efforts. Thanks and appreciation was made to Susan Price, City Manager.

CLOSED SESSION

ANNUAL PUBLIC EMPLOYEE PERFORMANCE EVALUATION

Title: City Manager (Government Code Section 54957)

At the conclusion of the Closed Session Mayor Houghton announced that City Manager Susan Price had been placed on paid Administrative Leave.

ADJOURNMENT

At 11:30 p.m. Mayor Houghton adjourned the meeting to March 7, 2006 at 7:00 P.M., in the Red Bluff City Council Chambers.

s/b Andy Houghton

Mayor

ATTEST:

s/b Gloria Shepherd, City Clerk