Dirk Brazil Expected to Become Interim City Manager

Courtesy Photo--Dirk Brazil is expected to be named the new interim city manager for the City of Alameda.

Dirk Brazil Expected to Become Interim City Manager

The Alameda City Council will formally consider hiring Dirk Brazil as its new interim city manager at its May 17 council meeting. Brazil will oversee city operations while the City Council searches for a permanent city manager.

Brazil has over 35 years of experience working in state and local government. He most recently served as the city manager for the City of Davis and as assistant county administrator for Yolo County. Prior to holding these positions, he held positions in the State Legislature, the Office of Lieutenant Governor Gray Davis, and for the California Department of Fish and Wildlife.

Since his retirement in 2017, he has acted as interim city manager for South Lake Tahoe and as interim executive director for the Yolo Habitat Conservancy.

If approved on May 17, Brazil will start on May 23. In accordance with CalPERS rules, he will be paid at the same salary as the last city manager, $133.85 per hour. As a CalPERS retiree, he is not eligible for employment benefits.

The city hired Assistant City Manager Girad “Gerry” Beaudin as the interim city manager on April 19, but he was hired to be the city manager of Pleasanton on the same day (“Assistant City Manager Appointed to Two City Manager Positions,” April 22). Beaudin is the current interim City Manager until he starts his new job on May 23. He took over the role from the former City Manager Eric Levitt who was hired by the City of Fullerton for the same role. He began his new role on May 2.

The city will also need to fill the role of assistant city manager.