By Robert Haugh
The Santa Clara City Council met in closed session last night to discuss the interim City Manager appointment. But there was no reportable action.
So Santa Clara still doesn’t have a City Manager after the 49er Five fired Deanna Santana a month ago.
After yesterday’s column about former City Manager Rajeev Batra being the likely choice of the 49er Five to be an acting City Manager, we received additional information from a reliable and knowledgeable source about city management and the CalPERS pension system.
According to publicly available information, Batra is expected to earn approximately $225/hour. His full time pay equivalent would be $468,000 per year, or $39,000 per month. Wow.
But Batra is considered a “retired annuitant” so he can’t even work full-time as City Manager. Double wow.
Batra has not been officially hired despite some erroneous reporting.