Interim manager takes over in Arroyo Grande
January 15, 2015
The Arroyo Grande City Council hired an interim general manager on Tuesday night, and on Wednesday morning he took over the office previously held by ousted leader Steve Adams.
Former Glendale assistant city manager Robert McFall is expected to serve four to six months at the helm of Arroyo Grande, Mayor Jim Hill told CalCoastNews. While in Glendale, McFall briefly worked as Adams’s boss.
Adams resigned last year amid a sex scandal that stemmed from Arroyo Grande police finding him partially clothed with Community Development Director Teresa McClish late at night in a city hall office. An alleged coverup of the incident also led to the departure of longtime mayor Tony Ferrara, who lost his reelection bid to a write-in campaign run by Hill.
Prior to his hire, McFall disclosed that he supervised Adams in work for the city of Glendale. After his retirement from Glendale, McFall did some consulting work for Arroyo Grande in which he conducted several departmental assessments.
A city staff report stated that McFall would make $60,000 over a four-month stay with Arroyo Grande. Adams would have received $70,600 in that period.