The public is invited to meet new Los Banos City Manager Alex Terrazas on Wednesday.
The city is holding an open house for Terrazas at 6 p.m. Wednesday, prior to the City Council meeting, officials said.
Los Banos police Chief Gary Brizzee was filling in as acting city manager. He moved back to the Police Department when Terrazas officially started Friday.
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“Alex brings a broad range of experience to Los Banos that will prove valuable as we focus on important areas of economic and community development,” Mayor Mike Villalta said in a statement.
Terrazas most recently was the assistant town manager for Truckee. He is married and has a 14-year-old daughter.
According to the statement, Terrazas has experience in economic development, transit, redevelopment, state and federal legislative relations, emergency preparedness, franchise agreement administration and labor negotiations.
He has more than 20 years of experience working for two California cities, the League of California Cities and as a congressional aide.
He also has helped support high-tech startups and small businesses through a small-business loan program, according to the statement.
Terrazas was given a five-year agreement to serve as city manager of Los Banos with an annual base salary of $170,000, or $14,166.66 per month.
His contract gives him annual 5 percent raises over the next two years. And he will receive a $5,000 moving expense reimbursement and temporary housing reimbursement of $1,250 per month for a maximum of six months during his first year.
The City Council decided on Terrazas after a five-month search process with the help of Rocklin-based contractor Ralph Andersen and Associates, which was hired for $18,500.