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Newark Hires Assistant City Manager

Terrence Grindall was appointed to the position of Newark's Assistant City Manager.  Photo credit: Terrence Grindall
Terrence Grindall was appointed to the position of Newark's Assistant City Manager. Photo credit: Terrence Grindall

Newark City Council met their new Assistant City Manager Terrence Grindall on Thursday.

Grindall filled a seat that had been empty since 2010, according to public records. 

City Manager John Becker promoted Grindall from the position of Community Development Director for Newark, which he has held since 2006, according to his LinkedIn profile.  He will continue to perform the functions of that job while taking on special projects for Becker.

Before he worked for Newark, Grindall was the Manager of Economic Development and Redevelopment for the City of Manteca.

The San Jose State University graduate will be paid $189,000 a year; he will pay for his own health benefits.  

lewis2 January 15, 2014 at 03:51 PM
Why does a small city like Newark need an assistant city manager? Newark can't afford to keep city hall open on alternate Fridays. What professional development credentials does Mr. Grindall have? Before coming to Newark he worked as an executive with Ranchwood Homes where he was hired away from a municipal job in Manteca. What special projects will he be involved in? More deal making away from public view? Newark does not need an assistant city manager. Newark needs open and transparent city government and this is not a step in that direction.
Jack Torrance January 15, 2014 at 04:47 PM
Hey lewis2 -- Why don't you just ask him if you're so interested?
lewis2 January 18, 2014 at 12:06 PM
A special project has been found. Clean up the lake and set up a petting zoo for the geese.

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