City of Grass Valley Administrator Dan Holler is up for a performance review at tonight’s City Council meeting:
II. ANNUAL PUBLIC EMPLOYEE PERFORMANCE EVALUATION (pursuant to Government Code 54957)
Title: City Administrator, Daniel C. Holler
The outcome should be closely watched. I hope he gets a positive review. It would be unfortunate if the Council somehow tried to pin Grass Valley’s complex problems (and criticism directed toward the City from outside circles) on the City “Administrator” and make a change.
In fact, Dan has gone along with some pretty controversial policy decisions, such as the City joining a lawsuit against the County over an airpot land-use decision (that was mandated by the FAA).
Dan has helped pursue revenue-growth initiatives, worn “many hats,” and he’s been an aggressive cost cutter at City Hall.
He’s proud of Grass Valley — one memory was his presence at the annual Grass Valley-Nevada City “pastie toss” on a Saturday morning, taking photos that were posted on the city’s Facebook page.
When it comes to Grass Valley “going its own way,” as I’ve reported here before, there should be widespread accountability — at the Council level and among some “old guard” civic and business leaders.
Voters and residents should pay close attention to any negative development from this closed-door session.
They should watch for any fallout from the unfortunate adage, “Nice guys sometimes finish last,” and they should demand widespread accountability from public leaders.
Good luck Dan!
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