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In today’s local government arena, it is essential that policymakers and administrative leadership effectively balance creative problem-solving, organizational needs, and budgetary constraints against the needs and wants of the constituency they serve. With more than 15 years of significant public administration, municipal finance, and human resources experience, including in-depth budget preparation, handling severe OPEB liabilities, managing difficult collective bargaining group negotiations, I know firsthand what this means. With employee wage benefits & administration, redevelopment/successor agency oversight, and information technology and e-Gov expertise, I can help policymakers and public administrators during times of need.

Assistant City Manager (Retired), City of Inglewood

September 2003 to December 2018

• Oversaw the Human Resources Department: Responsible for all labor negotiations. Successfully prevented the city from insolvency by negotiating away lifetime retiree medical benefits in 2014.
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• Oversaw the Information Technology & Communications (ITC) Department: Successfully migrated the city’s primary mainframe applications to Windows-based server applications.
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• Oversaw Parking and Enterprise Services Departments: Successfully outsourced Special Enforcement and Traffic Control duties to the private sector adding approximately $1.4 million to the City’s General Fund. Also enhanced government-to-government shared services model whereby Inglewood processed parking tickets for more than 50 municipal agencies across the State.
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• Oversaw Parks, Recreation and Library Services Department.

• Oversaw the city’s Successor Agency (formerly the Inglewood Redevelopment Agency).

• Served as the city’s Deputy Director of Emergency Services responsible for the non-public safety aspects of emergency preparedness & disaster planning. Completed the Los Angeles Police Department Reserve Police Officer Academy and was a sworn Level III Reserve Police Officer for the City of Inglewood from June 2014 through December 2016.

• Provided extensive assistance and oversight to the city’s Budget and Finance team in the preparation of the city’s annual budgets including unfunded liability calculations and forecasts, employee benefit costs and projections, and bond indebtedness.

Public Administration, Municipal Finance, Personal Finance, and Taxation: 

  • Unfunded Liabilities (e.g., CalPERS, Retiree Medical, etc.)
  • Deferred Compensation Programs (e.g., 401a, 401k, 457 Plans, and Retiree Health Savings Plans)
  • Formerly Securities Licensed: Series 6, Series 63, and Series 26
  • Grant Funding (e.g., Cops Hiring Recover Program, FAA/LAWA Residential Sound Insulation, etc.)
  • Budgeting, Debt Financing, Cost-Benefit Analyses, Financial Analyses, and Policy Implementation
  • Revenue and Expenditure Analyses

Municipal Human Resources: 

  • Labor Relations/Collective Bargaining/Conflict Resolution
  • CalPERS retirement program including the Public Employee Pension Reform Act (PEPRA) of 2013
  • Civil Service Rules, Structure, and Implementation
  • Employee Benefits Administration
  • Employee Performance Evaluations, Discipline, and Grievance Procedures

Homeland Security & Emergency Management:

  • Terrorism Liaison Officer (TLO) Certification
  • Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Trainer Certification
  • Los Angeles Police Department Reserve Academy, Level III
  • Numerous National Incident Management Systems (NIMS) and
    Federal Emergency Management Association (FEMA) Training Courses

Public Private Partnerships (P3)