The Atherton City Council unanimously chose William B. Conners of Pebble Beach as the town's next city attorney this morning (April 15), contingent upon the successful negotiation of a contract, the city clerk has announced.
The council met in closed session at 8 a.m. today to make its decision after considering several other candidates for the job.
Interim City Manager John Danielson will now work to negotiate a six-month contract with Mr. Conners, with a one-year optional extension, based on an evaluation, City Clerk Theresa DellaSanta said.
That contract is scheduled to be brought before the council for final approval at a special council meeting on Wednesday, April 20, at 6:30 p.m., she said.
Mr. Conners was one of three top candidates recommended for the post by a town citizen advisory committee and an ad-hoc committee made up of council members Elizabeth Lewis and Jerry Carlson.
His firm tied with Best, Best & Krieger for first place in the list of recommendations. Burke Williams and Sorensen of Menlo Park, which employs current town attorney Wynne Furth, ranked No. 3 on the list.