Twentynine Palms, Ca.,- The search is over to locate an interim City Manager. The Twentynine Palms City council emerged from their closed session at 10:05 pm to announce their selection among several candidates vying for this position.
Andy Takata, the past Town Manager of Yucca Valley and recently released by the City of Banning, has been selected to start out at 20 hours per week at a rate of $100 per hour and possibly easing into 40 hours a week.
If Takata agrees to accept their offer, he will begin in two weeks and live in his house in Yucca Valley. Looks like the stars are in alignment for Takata as his tenants have recently vacated those premises.
The consensus of the Twentynine Palms City Council was to wait until after the November elections to select a permanent manager.
More details to follow when they become available…stay tuned.