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Dee Williams-Ridley named Berkeley’s deputy city manager

Dee Williams-Ridley
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Dee Williams-Ridley, currently the deputy city manager for the City of Modesto, has been named as the new deputy city manager for the City of Berkeley.

For the past four years at Modesto Williams-Ridley oversaw human resources, public information, information technology, public works, and the community and economic development departments, in addition to working closely with the Modesto City Council on city-wide strategic planning.

“Dee’s commitment to public service, community engagement, and cultivating strong team environments made her a clear choice to help manage this dynamic city,” said Berkeley City Manager Christine Daniel, who made the selection after a nationwide search.

Williams-Ridley replaces William Rogers, the former deputy city manager, who left in September 2014 to become COO for Goodwill Enterprises in San Francisco. Beth Pollard, the former city manager of Albany, has been acting deputy since Rogers’ departure, and will continue to serve under Daniel until Williams-Ridley comes on board on Feb. 9.Continue reading »

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Cal, city of Berkeley take steps to curb water use

Water runoff from one of Cal's lawns is a relatively common occurrence on campus. Photo: Patrick Hickey
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In response to the severe drought conditions that plague most of the state, Cal and the city of Berkeley have ramped up efforts to curb water use.

Runoff from several university lawns has been of particular concern to some local residents. Water from nearby sprinkler systems sometimes flows onto pathways and sidewalks around campus, but the runoff is unintentional and closely monitored, according to Sal Genito, associate director of Grounds, Custodial and Environmental Services for the University of California at Berkeley.

The university has already cut back on watering by 10 percent, as per a mandate from the governor’s office. … Continue reading »

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City Manager Phil Kamlarz announces his retirement

Berkeley City Manager Phil Kamlarz: grateful to city employees for making cuts. Photo: Frances Dinkelspiel
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Phil Kamlarz, Berkeley’s City Manager for the past eight years, today announced his retirement. His last day on the job will be November 30th. Kamlarz has served the city for 36 years.

“He’s been an absolutely remarkable city manager,” said Mayor Tom Bates. “He’s the longest serving city manager in the city’s history.”

Bates said he would recommend the appointment of Deputy City Manager Christine Daniel as interim city manager, with an evaluation after six months for the permanent … Continue reading »

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