With Other Cities Jettisoning Their City Managers, Chino Hills Invests To Hang On To Bartlam

While the City of Adelanto is now employing its fourth city manager in less than a year, Redlands last month put its city manager on paid administrative leave and Upland’s city manager has elected to leave that city’s employ as of today after just ten months on the job, the City of Chino Hills recently took action to keep its city manager in place for the foreseeable future.
The Chino Hills City Council recently took action to zoom Chino Hills City Manager Rad Bartlam’s salary upward from $243,519 to $260,858 per year, effective two months ago. On top of that Bartlam will continue to receive roughly $55,000 in other pay on top of his salary together with $122,000 in annual benefits for a total compensation package of approximately $437,858 over the next year. He is also due to be provided with a $7,598 salary increase in September 2019, raising his annual total compensation to $445,456 at that point.
In addition the city has granted Bartlam the further perquisite of being able to cash out 50 percent of his unused sick time upon the date of his retirement. Bartlam is provided with 96 hours of sick pay – equal to 12 working days – per year.
Bartlam was hired as Chino Hills’ fourth city manager in January 2014, and took the reins at City Hall on February 10, 2014.
He was previously the city manager for the City of Lodi, a position he had held from May 2010 to January 2014. He served as Lodi’s community development director from March 1996 to April 2005. In that role he was key to the city’s downtown core renovation. Between 2005 and 2010, Bartlam was engaged as a land use professional in the private sector.
He began his municipal career at the City of Baldwin Park in 1981. He gained additional experience at the City of Glendora and the City of Simi Valley. He took on progressively more challenging and responsible assignments within the field of community development at the City of Pomona as the development services manager. He spent seven years as the city planner with the City of Brea and worked extensively on the “Brea Downtown” redevelopment project.
Konradt holds a bachelor of science degree in urban and regional planning, and a minor in public administration from California State Polytechnic University at Pomona.

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