Lodi City Manager Rad Bartlam may be heading south, but for longer than just the winter.
Today’s Chino Hills City Council agenda states Bartlam will be appointed as that community’s city
manager, to take effect Feb. 10. According to the agenda, Bart-
lam will make $202,800 per year for three years. He will also receive an $800 a month car allowance and a one-time relocation payment of $10,000.
City Councilman Alan Nakanishi said Bartlam has worn several hats manager. Other roles he has taken on include leading the city’s Community Development Department, as well as handling the Lodi Electric Utility.
“Rad is very exceptional,” Nakanishi said. “He’s talented, hard working, and that’s why they chose him down there.”
Nakanishi said Chino Hills hired a headhunter to find its next city manager, and Bartlam was chosen out of 85 candidates.
Nakanishi said that Lodi will be facing a lot of big issues this year, and Bartlam’s departure could not come at a more inconvenient time.
“The effect of his departure will have a tremendous impact on Lodi, because now we have a void to fill,” he said. “We’re going to have to find another city manager, and that will take time.”
Nakanishi said the city has just begun the process of finding Bartlam’s replacement.
Bartlam has been Lodi’s city manager since 2010, and was the city’s Community Development Department director from 1996 to 2005.
He served as a city planner for the City of Brea from 1989 to 1996; development services manager and senior planner for the City of Pomona from 1987-89; and associate planner in the cities of Glendora from 1987-89 and Simi Valley from 1986-87.
Chino Hills, with a population of 75,655, is located 30 miles east of Los Angeles in the southwest corner of San BernardinoCounty.
Phone calls to Bartlam were not returned by press time.
Contact reporter Wes Bowers at firstname.lastname@example.org.