Portola Extends Interim City Manager Position

The City of Portola will extend in contract with the interim city manager.

Jon Kennedy assumed the role in February of last year after his predecessor Lauren Knox stepped down from the position. The new contract will extend his time as city manager through February 2025 with a 120,000 salary. The terms of the agreement also allow for Kennedy to be provided up to three months of severance pay if terminated.

During the council’s February 22nd meeting, the community questioned why the title remains “interim” when the contract is longer than two years and urged the city council to move forward with listing a permanent position for those interested in applying.