La Quinta Hires New City Manager
LA QUINTA - The City of La Quinta announced its new city manager Tuesday afternoon during a regularly scheduled council meeting. The city hired Frank Spevacek as the new City Manager.
Spevacek holds a BA degree in Social Ecology/Urban Planning from UC-Irvine, and a Master's degree studies in Public Administration at USC in Los Angeles. Spevacek was the founding partner in 1979 of RSG, a consulting firm to more than 125 California cities and counties in the fields of municipal finance, redevelopment, economic development, workforce housing development and organizational development.
Spevacek's firm has been on contract with the City of La Quinta since 1988, during which time he worked directly with City management staff on issues regarding strategic planning, financial forecasting, program development and implementation, community outreach, community marketing, transaction negotiations, City Council briefings and staff recruitment and mentoring.
The RSG contract with the City expires on May 31, 2012, and will not be renewed.
Spevacek has prior experience with the cities of Culver City, Santa Monica, His employment with the City of La Quinta begins on June 4. His annual salary is $195,000, for an initial term of three years.