Alameda Assistant City Manager Girad “Gerry” Beaudin was hired for two city manager positions on the same night this week.
Thank you, Alameda for re-electing me to be your mayor another four years. It has been my honor and privilege to serve this special community these past four years, working with City Council and city staff to support our residents and businesses, including during the height of the pandemic.
After an extensive recruitment, the City Council is likely to appoint Jennifer Ott as Alameda’s new city manager at its Dec. 6 council meeting. Ott is expected to begin her new position on January 3, 2023.
The Alameda City Council approved an agreement to appoint Dirk Brazil as the city’s Interim City Manager at its May 17 meeting. Brazil will oversee city operations while the City Council searches for a new permanent City Manager.
In a unanimous opinion issued Friday, Nov. 13, the California Court of Appeal found the complaint filed by Interim City Manager Ann Marie Gallant in 2011, alleging unlawful termination, was without any merit and dismissed the lawsuit in total.
After three years at Alameda’s helm City Manager John Russo said that things are going well. When he arrived here the city was still reeling from the May 30, 2011, Raymond Zack drowning. The fire department’s failure to rescue Zack polarized the community.