City manager announces retirement

City manager announces retirementRidgecrest City Manager Dennis Speer announced his plans to retire at the end of the year at Wednesday night’s meeting of the Ridgecrest City Council.

Speer has divided his time between multiple management roles since chronic budget woes have reduced the number of management-level positions.

Speer said that because of the void left by his departure, the city will be looking at a $750,000 cost in hiring adequate staff to replace him.

Details will be reported in next week’s edition of the News Review.

Story First Published: 2017-03-03