Mountain View police chief will serve as city manager, too

Mountain View Police Chief Max Bosel will be wearing another significant hat while the city looks for a successor to retiring City Manager Dan Rich.

Maxel Bosel

The council decided Nov. 12 that Bosel also will serve as interim city manager to cover the gap between Rich’s retirement next month and the council’s new appointment next year.

Mayor Lisa Matichak said she expects a one- to two-month gap between when Rich leaves and a new city manager is on board.

“The council felt it was important to appoint someone who was not a candidate for the permanent position,” she said. “Chief Bosel has served the city for the past 24 years, the last five years as police chief. He served two interim assignments as the assistant city manager during past significant transitions in the city, so he is well qualified to maintain the organization's momentum and exceptional services during this period.”

Matichak said the process for finding Rich’s successor is “moving along smoothly and quickly; the application period closed (Nov. 11), and we will be doing interviews in mid-December.”

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