In case you are wondering if there was going to be additional fallout from the embezzlement, then perhaps the fact that the current General Manager of Pasadena Water & Power is retiring could be another such move to to show residents what the city is doing. Perhaps the fact that she is retiring is a way to save face and keep retirement benefits. What was her involvement, perhaps we will never know, but as GM of the department, you would think there would have been oversight and auditing a fund such as this that collected monies on a annual basis and managed projects with long terms to completion, years in most cases. The Underground Utility Project was operated under the Pasadena Water & Power.
After 14 years of leadership, Phyllis Currie retired from the Pasadena Water and Power (PWP) on June 30, 2015. The City will be conducting a nationwide search for a permanent General Manager.
During this transition, the City Manager has appointed Eric Klinkner as the Interim General Manager. Mr. Klinkner is currently the Deputy General Manager, a role he has held for more than a decade. Mr. Klinkner has been with PWP since 1995.
For full bio of Eric Klinkner, click here.
According to the Pasadena Star News — retired June 30, 2015.
Pasadena Water and Power General Manager Phyllis Currie will retire June 30 after 14 years at the helm of the municipal utility.
Due to the upcoming retirement of our current General Manager, the City of Pasadena is seeking applicants for the position of General Manager of the Pasadena Water and Power Department. We have contracted with an outside executive search firm, Dowdy Recruiting, LLC., for this recruitment. Please click on the link here for more information about this exciting opportunity.
This position is open until filled, with a review of top candidates the second week of August and interview panels scheduled for September 2 in Pasadena.
Still we have no word that City Manager Michael Beck is stepping down or being fired.
Why? Many ask, perhaps he is being protected by some in power to protect others who are even more responsible for the embezzlement or perhaps they are doing a good job in investigating and determining best steps to prevent this from ever happening again. One thing for sure, those in power, would like to move past this, but there are those who continue to push for answers.