DANA POINT : Interim City Manager to Negotiate Contract
Stephen B. Julian, the interim city manager since August, will negotiate a contract as Dana Point’s permanent city manager next month, city officials said.
In the meantime, Julian was given a two-month extension on his 90-day interim contract. That contract had expired earlier this month and the City Council agreed to extend it for two months until a permanent arrangement could be worked out, according to city officials.
Terms of the two-month extension will be the same Julian has had for the past 90 days: $7,800 a month on an independent contractor basis with no benefits, according to city officials.
Julian has been asked to prepare the contract he wants by Dec. 14, when the council will meet with him at that time and discuss the permanent contract, said City Councilwoman Eileen Krause.
“We will sit down and talk about what he wants and what the city wants,” Krause said. “We haven’t talked about salary, severance or anything yet. He will prepare something and we will discuss it.”
If an agreement can be worked out, Julian, a San Juan Capistrano resident, will become the city’s third city manager, following David Elbaum and William O. Talley. He has formerly worked as a city manager in Stanton, San Juan Capistrano and Ramona.
Elbaum, who resigned in August after citing problems communicating with the council, earned $92,000 annually plus a $450 monthly car allowance.