William Rawlings Appointed as Menifee's Permanent City Manager

The City Council today appointed a new city manager.

William Rawlings brings to the City over 23 years of high level management experience in municipal government and significant experience in economic development and redevelopment, according to an official release.

He currently serves at the Director of Redevelopment & Housing for the City of Vista.

Rawlings replaces George Wentz who resigned last April amidst a financial audit suggesting he may have authorized thousands of dollars in unwarranted payments to contractors. Steve Harding had been serving as interim city manager since then.

"The City is fortunate to have Mr. Rawlings on board" says Mayor Wallace Edgerton. "As our new City Manager, his education, experience and enthusiasm will be valuable assets to the City of Menifee as he works closely with staff and Council to guide the City forward."

Rawlings previously worked for the County of Orange where his duties included responsibility and oversight for all purchasing and contracting as well as managing its real estate operation.

Mr. Rawlings holds a bachelor of arts in Business Administration from California State University Fullerton and a Doctorate in Law from Western State University College of Law.

"I am very humbled and appreciative of the wonderful opportunity to work with such a focused and passionate City Council. Menifee is a City with many exciting opportunities and an engaged community. I look forward to being a part of its bright future," Rawlings said.

Rawlings won't be taking over the helm until another 30 days. When he finally does arrive, one of his first tasks is to review the development agreement for Menifee Town Center.




3 Comments:

  1. I HOPE THIS GUY KNOWS HOW TO PROPERLY DEVELOP A COMMUNITY BY PRE-PLANNING ROADS, BRIDGES AND SYNCHRONIZING TRAFFIC SIGNALS.
    NO MORE NEW CONSTRUCTION UNTIL THE TRAFFIC PROBLEMS ARE SOLVED.

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  2. I thought the City wanted someone with City Manager experience?

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  3. I must say I'm a little dissappointed in his resume experience, and education as well. Fullerton isn't exactly UCLA, or USC. It didn't read he had any City Manager experience, and Vista isn't exactly The City of San Diego, nor even Carlsbad. He does however, reflect what we already have running our city, perhaps that's why they liked him. I'll stay open minded to how he performs, its only fair.

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