Special Rosemead City Council Meeting, Wednesday, 5pm

Wednesday, June 6 is the 63th Anniversary of D-Day, the invasion of Nazi-occupied France.  It's also the day of a special Rosemead City Council meeting, set for 5pm.

The banner headline in this morning's (May 31) San Gabriel Valley Tribune says it's to "discuss the job performance of City Manager Andrew Lazzaretto."

Could be an interesting meeting.

The story can be read here: http://www.sgvtribune.com/news/ci_6035132

I don't work directly with the city manager. . . .

But I always figured he was doing a pretty good job.  I have been impressed by the quality of the recent hires (of which the city has made a number!), and I like that the city has finally started making use of the Internet to post information.  It's a pretty primative website, but it's a start.

I also think it's good that the city is finally going to re-examine its general plan, and that it took the initiative in putting together the new single family residence design guidelines.

If Andy Lazzaretto is behind all of these new developments, then, again, I'd say he's doing a good job.

Won't be able to make meeting

As we are in the midst of finals week here at CSULA, I will be unable to attend the city council meeting, which will be starting about 30 minutes from when these words were typed.  I will need to read about this meeting in the paper tomorrow, the same as the rest of you.

I don't know what's going to happen, but I do need to say that I don't envy Lazzaretto.  The pay is great (over three times what I make!) and the car allowance is large (again, about three times the size of last car payment, and about the size of the mortgage payment on my first house!), but it's a tough job to do when your city council is so deeply divided.