Yesterday July 5, 2018 the Board of Supervisors announced Mike Callagy is the next County Manager.
Here are his qualifications.
Callagy joined San Mateo County as one of three deputy county managers in 2013 after a 29-year career with the San Mateo Police Department where he ran day-to-day operations and retired as the deputy chief. In 2016, he was named assistant county manager. He holds a law degree from Santa Clara University, a Bachelor of Arts and master’s degree in public administration from the College of Notre Dame and a master’s degree in homeland defense and security from the Naval Postgraduate School.
San Mateo County Leaders always say this: “The Board selected Callagy after a nationwide recruitment and several rounds of interviews.”
John Maltbie’s 2017 pay & benefit total compensation was $597,524.82
You can be sure Mr. Callagy’s will be close to that plus remember he is retired police officer with 29 years so he will be close to $700,000 per year as a double dipper.
San Mateo County Manager Position is a very powerful position (purse strings) and Clerk to the Supervisors (sets the Agenda Items like #7 on July 12, 2016), similar to the Sheriff, and the District Attorney Office. The difference being the public is responsible for voting on the Sheriff and District Attorney.
Mike Callagy “I am grateful for the opportunity to lead this great organization with a Board of Supervisors that is dedicated to seeing its constituents thrive and that supports our committed County employees who are making positive impacts to all who live, work and visit here,” That sounds like a Chamber of Commerce and the San Mateo Daily Journal motto.
Question for the residents of San Mateo County,
How many of you knew about the Nationwide Recruitment effort to fill the County Manager Position? How many public meetings were held? How many members of the public made comment?
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By Michael G. Stogner