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Kerridge wants to "maintain and enhance" Roseville

Incoming city manager emphasizes his commitment to customer service, positive relationships during the State of the City Thursday
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Incoming Roseville City Manager Ray Kerridge said at the State of the City Thursday that his first priority is to maintain and enhance what already exists in Roseville. New development comes second, he said during the Roseville Chamber of Commerce’s 25th annual business event, held at Hewlett-Packard. Kerridge emphasized his commitment to good customer service, business development and cultivating positive-working relationships with city staff, city council members and Roseville residents. He said the driving factor of all his decisions will be based on the best interest of the city. Before Kerridge took the stage, outgoing City Manager Mike Shellito discussed the city’s accomplishments last year, including the development of the Downtown Specific Plan, and completion of the Riverside Avenue streetscape project and Harding to Folsom bike trail. He also praised the city for the new Maidu Indian Museum. Shellito touched on the city’s budget crisis but said Roseville continues to grow, as evidenced by the city council’s recent approval of the Sierra Vista Specific Plan in west Roseville. Kerridge’s salary and contract will be considered at the city council’s May 19 meeting. The proposed contract calls for a $237,300 annual salary, an additional allocation of $21,357 as a deferred compensation contribution, no car allowance, a four-year term and conditions related to termination and severance pay. The contract has an effective date of June 17. Previous City Manager Craig Robinson’s contract included a $273,800 salary, $750 monthly car allowance, no termination date and required severance payments. ~ Sena Christian ---------- For expanded coverage of this story, see the Wednesday, May 19, issue of The Press Tribune and visit www.rosevillept.com.