By Robert Haugh
The Santa Clara City Council will meet in closed session tomorrow to appoint an Interim City Manager. Huh?
Former Acting City Manager Rajeev Batra stepped down on January 31, 2023.
And the new City Manager, Jovan Grogan was selected on February 7, 2023. He won’t start in Santa Clara until May.
But the City Council forgot to select someone as the “interim” city manager. That action should have happened on January 31. Whoops.
According to a knowledgeable source, the City Council majority violated state law by leaving the position vacant, especially in case of emergencies. “But with this Council, what else is new,” said the source.