Encinitas city manager search down to 3 candidates


The Encinitas City Council voted unanimously May 9 to continue the interview process for three city manager candidates, according to the report out of the special closed session meeting.

During the May 9 meeting, the council interviewed an undisclosed number of city manager candidates. The names of the three finalists were not released.

Avery & Associates, the city’s search firm, received more than 60 applications for the job. The firm was hired in January, when former City Manager Gus Vina stepped down to take a job as the city manager of Brentwood, in Northern California.

The city manager oversees day-to-day operations and city staff, and the council is responsible for major policy decisions and the city’s overall direction.

Encinitas is looking to secure a new city manager by July 1, the date interim City Manager Larry Watt’s contract expires.