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Tacoma: Outgoing deputy city manager to receive $66k in severance, accrued leave pay

Tacoma’s outgoing Deputy City Manager Rey Arellano will receive about $66,000 in severance and accrued time off pay under terms of his recent resignation.

An April 16 memo to Arellano from City Manager T.C. Broadnax, obtained under the state’s public disclosure act,  spelled out the financial terms of Arellano’s severance.

“…I will be granting you two months of severance benefits, to be paid with your final paycheck,” Broadnax’s memo states. “With the 9.6% temporary pay reduction, the severance will be $31,917.66.”

In addition to his severance pay, Arellano also will be allowed to use about 362 hours of accrued vacation and holiday

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Tacoma: Deputy City Manager Arellano to leave city

Rey Arellano, Tacoma’s deputy city manager for the past six years and interim manager for six months, will be leaving the city on May 4,  an email sent to city staff by City Manager T.C. Broadnax announced today.

“Rey is leaving the City of Tacoma to actively pursue opportunities to serve as a city manager in a different organization,” Broadnax’s email said.

In December, the City Council selected Broadnax, an assistant in San Antonio, Tex., over Arellano and Lakewood City Manager Andrew Neiditz in the city’s search to replace ousted manager Eric Anderson.

Shortly after the council

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Tacoma prepares for city manager search

Tacoma is about to start its search for a new city manager.

Staff in the city personnel office are finishing up a request for bids from search firms that could go out today.

The search is expected to start in August and cost as much as $50,000, Human Resources Director Joy St. Germain told the council, which hopes to wrap it up by the end of the year.

To find managers in the past, Tacoma has turned to such national headhunters as Arcus Public and Waters-Oldani Executive Recruitment Group.

The city could have chosen to do the search for Eric Anderson’s replacement in-house, but council members and St. Germain said a national firm would do a better job.

“These firms specialize in hiring people, and they know who’s out there, and they know who will be a good fit for the city,” Mayor Marilyn Strickland said, “and so I think it’s important for us to make sure that we  cast a wide net and have an opportunity to get the best person here.” Read more »