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Atherton city attorney to retire in December


Bill Conners, Atherton's city attorney, submitted his resignation in early August, effective Dec. 31, according to a town staff report. The City Council will discuss filling his position at a council meeting Wednesday, Sept. 4.

Conners, who was appointed to his position in 2011, submitted a letter of resignation to the City Council on Aug. 6, according to the report. He said in an email to The Almanac that he plans to retire.

The council will vote on Sept. 4 whether to approve a staff-created timeline for replacing him. If approved, proposals for city attorney services would be due Oct. 7, and interviews would be conducted the week of Oct. 14. The City Council would aim to appoint the attorney on Nov. 6, with a tentative start date of Dec. 2.

Mayor Bill Widmer has formed an ad hoc subcommittee made up of himself and Vice Mayor Rick DeGolia to work with Conners and City Manager George Rodericks to develop a request for proposals (RFP) for city attorney services.

The Sept. 4 meeting will begin at 4 p.m. in the Main House at Holbrook-Palmer Park. View the full meeting agenda here.


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