What a hoot! On June 25, The Union columnist George Boardman began his column quoting words from Nevada City manager Mark Prestwich on city policy.
He must have been unaware that two days earlier, the Napa Valley Register wrote that Prestwich was on his way to another job, city manager of St. Helena. On June 23, the Napa newspaper reported, “Mark Prestwich identified as finalist for City Manager.”
The planned hire also was reported on the town’s agenda as a “consent” item for Tuesday night’s meeting. Details at Staff Report.
Then George Rebane weighed in on his blog Tuesday night in the comment stream that the consent item was approved. It was “announced” at the Council meeting, Rebane said.
St. Helena’s vice mayor also emailed me that the city had hired Mark.
The two Georges have been jabbing at one another in the local blogosphere. “With fans like George Rebane, I don’t need any critics,” Boardman wrote on his own blog last month.
Rebane got Prestwich’s annual income wrong (it’s a base of $189,880) and couldn’t offer a start date (it’s July 31). The Union, meanwhile, hasn’t reported any of this.
We’ll miss Mark.