City Council to consider appointing Barry Tippin as City Manager

Barry Tippin

The City Council retained William Avery & Associates to conduct a comprehensive recruitment for a new City Manager on February 7, 2017. During the recruitment process, the City Council focused on the candidate who could best accomplish a proactive change for the community in the following four areas: 1) Reducing crime and increasing public safety; 2) Restructuring City government for the 21st century 3) Reducing the City of Redding’s unfunded liabilities; and 4) Enhancing economic growth through public/private collaboration.

Throughout the process of searching for the City of Redding’s new City Manager, it became clear to the City Council that breaking through the status quo is of primary concern to our community. In order to accomplish this goal, the City of Redding needs a City Manager who understands our City government and is prepared to lead our community in a new direction. Our new City Manager will need to be willing to take calculated risks, innovate, and partner with the community to reach our potential as a city.

After an extensive interview process, the City Council determined that Barry Tippin would be best suited to lead our city in achieving these top priorities. Over the next several months the City Council will work with our new City Manager to come up with clearly defined expectations and goals for the betterment of our community.

The City Council will consider appointing Barry Tippin as the City of Redding’s City Manager at a special meeting to be held immediately prior to the City Council’s next regular meeting on June 6, 2017. If appointed, it is anticipated that Mr. Tippin’s annual salary will be $210,000.

-from press release
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3 Responses

  1. Eugene Brown says:

    I haven’t seen Facebook this fired up in a while. The only thing that seems to get more attention these days is my friend Joel’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/reddingfirearms/

    I think I was most surprised by the vitriol for this man. Only time will tell, but I think picking an insider in our troubled times really sends the wrong message.  MORE OF THE SAME!

     

  2. Damon Miller says:

    Maybe he can afford to buy a suit that fits now!

  3. Common Sense says:

    Eugene Brown…..you are correct…..the words say……”we need someone to break through the status quo”…..yet they hire within after spending a wad on a recruiting company…..I guess that makes it all look better that way?….I am not against hiring within…..but we are at a tipping point as a community here!

    WE are either going to open our minds up and start allowing some tax revenues to start coming in or we are going to become a Movie Called ” Stockton 2″ Revenge of the Zombies in our fine city!

    We need more money to do more things in our fine community….I don’t think Bethel is going to pony up 2/3/4 Million a Year in extra revenues!

    Allowing Prop 64 Businesses to do business in the City of Redding is the only thing thus far I have seen that will generate the Millions needed in new tax revenues….the Question is……Will the New Leader see this also and work with the Council and make this happen…..or will it be the same old same old?

    So the Question we have to answer is….will Millions of New Tax Dollars every year help not only the Police Dept/Fire Dept and the following items or not?

    1) Reducing crime and increasing public safety; 2) Restructuring City government for the 21st century 3) Reducing the City of Redding’s unfunded liabilities; and 4) Enhancing economic growth through public/private collaboration.

    It all takes Money!!……and saying Yes instead of the Status quo NO all the time.

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