A top candidate for Atherton's interim city manager post has been identified, and a background check is being done, according to City Attorney Wynne Furth, who is overseeing the hiring process.
The City Council had hoped to make the appointment at its meeting last night (Nov. 17), but the background review hadn't been wrapped up before the meeting.
Five finalists, including current "bridge" manager Nadine Levin, were named earlier, and four of them were interviewed by the council in a special, closed-session meeting Nov. 15.
In addition to Ms. Levin of San Mateo, who was appointed to oversee Town Hall operations until a longer-term interim manager is found, the candidates are John Danielson of Elk Grove, Martha Debry of San Jose, Eli Naffah of Crescent City, and Gene Rogers of Pebble Beach.
The council decided to hire an interim city manager within days of former manager Jerry Gruber's announcement in late September that he was resigning, effective Oct. 22, to take a post in Cambria, California. Along with overseeing the town's business, the interim manager will help with the council's recruitment of a permanent manager.