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Tahoe agency picks Davis city manager to lead it

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Steve Pinkerton. Enterprise file photo

The Incline Village General Improvement District on Wednesday selected City Manager Steve Pinkerton to enter into negotiations to be its general manager.

The district oversees water, sewer, waste and recreational services for the northeast shore of Lake Tahoe in Nevada. Pinkerton said he had not been searching for a job when the opportunity came his way.

Stacey Winton, communications officer for the city of Davis, said if Pinkerton accepts the job, the City Council will hold a closed-session vote to determine who the interim city manager would be and appoint that person.

Last month, Incline Village trustees winnowed their search down to Pinkerton and one other candidate, Incline Village resident Eric Severance, according to the Tahoe Daily Tribune. Severance is listed as a former general manager of the Diamond Peak Resort.

Pinkerton and Severance were interviewed this week, and according to the Tribune, Pinkerton was selected by four out of the five district trustees after it came to light that Severance did not have a bachelor’s degree.

Pinkerton was unavailable for comment Wednesday.

In an interview earlier this month after news of his potential departure became widely known, Pinkerton said he enjoys the work of a city manager because of the intellectual stimulation.

“You’re never bored,” he said.

Yet Incline Village’s opportunity was too tempting not to try for.

“It was a place we’ve always wanted to live,” he said. “As a Midwesterner, the mountains and the beaches have a special allure.”

If Pinkerton takes the job, he will have lived and worked all around California in the past two decades. He came to Davis  in September 2011 after serving as city manager of slightly more populous Manteca. Prior to that, he spent 13 years leading Stockton’s revitalization efforts and held managerial posts in Long Beach and Redondo Beach.

Pinkerton’s contract with Davis pays him an annual salary of $188,000. The Incline Village job would drop him to $144,000, according to the Tribune, plus a $600-a-month vehicle mileage reimbursement.

According to the Tribune, if Pinkerton accepts the position, Incline Village trustees could bring a final contract up for a vote at their Feb. 12 meeting.

During his tenure in Davis so far, Pinkerton oversaw a slew of major initiatives and changes to city policy. Notable were contract negotiations with public sector unions that in two cases saw the imposition of agreements by City Council, and helping shepherd the $228 million Woodland-Davis surface water project to a successful approval by Davis voters.

Other staff projects like The Cannery residential development, the planned $100 million sewage treatment upgrade and smaller projects currently in motion like the East Covell Corridor and Beyond Platinum Bike plan are also under his watch.

— Reach Dave Ryan at dryan@davisenterprise.net or 530-747-8057. Follow him on Twitter @davewritesnews

 

 

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