There’s no real surprise that a resume from an internal candidate has made it to the top of the Tom Mauk-replacement stack per this Register story yesterday from Tony Saavedra: Supervisors name CEO candidate (outside Paywall here).
Why, after the failed negotiations to hire CEO Chandra Wallar away from Santa Barbara County, would any sane professional seeking a bigger job here have left their resume in the pile considering that Wallar subsequently lost her six-figure job? This ineptitude on the BOS’ part failed her, failed us and shrunk the candidate pool to the extent that only a minor OC Department head is now the apparent and only finalist. Considering how long Mauk and his #2 have been gone and that the burn rate‘s about normal, there also seems no reason for any haste in filling this position. Continue reading