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Grass Valley to Name New Finance Director

It looks like Grass Valley has found a new Finance Director. Mette Richardson has been selected for the post, which has been vacant for over eight months. City Manager Bob Richardson, who is no relation to Mette, says he spent a lot of time trying to find the perfect candidate…

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Mette Richardson is San Luis Obispo’s Finance Operations Manager, a number two position. She has also agreed to what is called a pay-for-performance contract, where her salary range is adjusted up or down based on performance. Bob Richardson says that kind of contract is unusual in the public sector, but he has had success with it in the past….

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The contract for the new Finance Director is expected to be approved at tonight’s City Council Meeting. Roberta Raper was the last Finance Director, but she left in August to become the Finance Director for the city of Napa. Anatasia Efsathiu, who lives in Rocklin, has been filling in on an interim basis.

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