SAN BERNARDINO: City names Brent Mason as new financial executive – Press

SAN BERNARDINO: City names Brent Mason as new financial director

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City officials have selected a new financial director: Brent Mason, who hold that position in Riverside from 2010 until Apr 1.

Mason’s appointment contingency be reliable by a City Council, that is scheduled to opinion Apr 18, though he tender City Manager Mark Scott with his application, pronounced city mouthpiece Monica Lagos.

“Mark has finished mixed anxiety checks — not only references he (Mason) provided, though people Mark knows, and they’ve all been great,” Lagos said. “He feels unequivocally assured in this candidate.”

If approved, Mason will start Apr 19.

San Bernardino has had high turnover in many departments given filing for failure insurance in 2012, though quite in a Finance Department. Since Scott Williams was pushed out in Mar 2015 after only months on a pursuit — a third financial executive to leave in 3 years — finances have been overseen by consultants and by Deputy City Manager Nita McKay, whose position focused on finances.

McKay, who assimilated a city in tumble 2014, quiescent effective Mar 31 though giving an central reason.

Mason pronounced he’s wakeful a city has lacked fortitude in a Finance Department, though he thinks his government character will be a good repair for that.

“I’m really easy-going,” Mason pronounced Friday. “I’d like to know entirely what’s going on before we conflict and make decisions, so we consider that’s going to bode good for a place that’s had lots of transitions over a series of years.”

Mason, 50, assimilated Riverside in 1994 as city controller and became financial executive in 2010. Riverside, that faces an estimated $8 million necessity for a mercantile year that ends Jun 30, got a new city manager and new partner city manager May 4.

“I strictly retired,” Mason pronounced of his depart from Riverside. “There was a government change there, and they saw fit to go in a new direction.”

A San Bernardino local who now lives in Redlands, Mason pronounced he was vehement to work on both a failure and a city’s day-to-day finances.

“I demeanour brazen to rolling my sleeves adult and digging in,” he said.

Mason pronounced he and his mother Jill have 11 children, several of them adopted children with special needs.

Searches are also underway for an halt open works executive and an partner city manager, Lagos said.

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