ITEM: ACTION ITEMS
15. CONSIDER APPROVAL OF REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS TO CONDUCT RECRUITMENT FOR POSITION OF GENERAL MANAGER
Meeting Date: April 21, 2003 Budgeted: No
Program/Line Item No.: N/A
Staff Contact: Rick Dickhaut Cost Estimate: +/- $25,000
General Counsel Approval: N/A
Committee Recommendation: The Administrative Committee reviewed this item at its April 14, 2003 meeting and recommended approval.
CEQA Compliance: N/A
SUMMARY: District staff has developed a Request for Proposals (RFP) for a consultant to conduct a search to recruit a replacement General Manager. Exhibit 15-A is a draft RFP and Exhibit 15-B is a list of consultants that the RFP will be sent to. Board members are encouraged to submit the names of any additional consultants they wish to receive the RFP to District staff by April 22, 2003.
RECOMMENDATION: The Board should review the draft RFP, accept public comment and provide direction to District staff. The Administrative Committee reviewed the draft RFP on April 14, 2003, suggested several changes and voted 3-0 to recommend approval of the draft after incorporation of those changes.
IMPACT ON STAFF RESOURCES: The 2002-2003 budget includes $7,000 for personnel recruitment. Of this amount, approximately $4,300 remains unspent at this time. The personnel section of the budget also contains $59,500 of contingency funds. The majority of the costs for this consultant will be incurred in Fiscal Year 2003-2004 and funding will be included in that budget which is currently being prepared.
BACKGROUND INFORMATION: General Manager Ernesto A. Avila submitted his resignation to the Board of Directors in a letter dated March 14, 2003. Effective March 18, 2003, Fran Farina was appointed Acting General Manager until a permanent replacement could be recruited. District staff was directed to develop a Request for Proposals for a consultant to conduct a search to recruit a replacement.