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Posted on: January 12, 2018

UPDATE January 17, 2018 - Half Moon Bay Appointments Interim City Manager

At it's meeting of January 16, 2018, the City Council of Half Moon Bay unanimously appointment former San Mateo County Manager David Boesch as the City's Interim City Manager.

For Immediate Release
January 17, 2017

Contact: Deborah Penrose, Half Moon Bay Mayor

Half Moon Bay Appoints Interim City Manager

Half Moon Bay - At its meeting of January 16, 2018, the Half Moon Bay City Council appointed former San Mateo County Manager David Boesch as Interim City Manager. Boesch previously served as Menlo Park City Manager and has just retired as County Executive Officer for Placer County.

Mayor Deborah Penrose commented, “I am excited about the prospect of having David Boesch join the City of Half Moon Bay as our Interim City Manager, providing the seasoned experience we need to support the community and our excellent City staff.”

Boesch’s appointment provides for a one-week overlap with current City Manager Magda González prior to her resignation on January 26, 2018. Boesch would continue as Interim City Manager until the City Council recruits, interviews, and appoints the next ongoing and regular city manager.

This opportunity would allow me to return to the area where my professional management career began, first as city manager in Menlo Park and then as both County Manager and Assistant County Manager,” said Boesch. “Half Moon Bay is an outstanding community and I welcome the opportunity to provide continuity and leadership as they engage in their management search.”

The City Manager serves as the chief executive for the city organization, reporting to the City Council.  All City staff, except the City Attorney, report directly or indirectly through the City Manager.

In December, the City of Half Moon Bay solicited over a dozen applicants for interim city manager who were all seasoned local government professionals, including several who lived or had worked in Half Moon Bay. After interviews, reference checks, and background reviews, Mr. Boesch was identified as the top candidate for Interim City Manager.

Under the terms of the proposed contract, Boesch’s sole compensation would be $19,500 per month for full time employment.  No other payments would be made for housing, routine travel to and from work, medical, pension contributions, auto allowance, deferred compensation, or severance.

Located 28 miles south of San Francisco, the City of Half Moon Bay is a community of about 11,500 people, situated on the peninsula between forested hills and some of the most beautiful coastlines that California has to offer. Its historic Downtown is home to numerous shops, art galleries, restaurants, bed and breakfasts, and other businesses, and its celebrated beaches and parks are wonders of nature, accessible to pedestrians, bicyclists, and equestrians. With its many activities and events, beautiful natural scenery, old-town charm, and abundance of retail and commercial services, Half Moon Bay is a regional destination. The City’s website is



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