Moving on from scandal, Arroyo Grande considers new interim city manager

Still reeling from the fallout of a recent scandal that upended the city leadership and cost the mayor his job, the city of Arroyo Grande is on the verge of naming a new interim city manager.

The move could come as early as Tuesday.

The SLO Tribune reports the city council will consider an agreement Tuesday with Regional Government Services, to provide interim city manager services.

“A staff member from the organization, Robert McFall, would serve as Arroyo Grande’s interim manager starting Jan. 14 at a cost of $120 an hour, plus a $1,700 monthly housing allowance, according to the proposed agreement,” the paper reports.

McFall worked was the long-time assistant city manager of Glendale. He retired in 2010.

The deal would remain in effect through April as the city looks for a permanent hire. City Manager Steve Adams was placed on paid administrative leave Nov. 19.