•First, let’s try to separate the office of city clerk from the current elected, Evelyn Zneimer. Ms. Zneimer has been an involved, loyal South Pasadena resident for years. I consider her a good friend, a devoted mother and a highly capable city clerk.
When the City Council decided in 2013 to hire an appointed chief city clerk, I believed I voted against that idea because I wanted to keep the elected position. Since that time the hired appointees have performed well, although there has been turnover. We have had four in the last six years. Nevertheless, I feel the position can be managed well by an appointee even though an elected could do just as well. In no way should my support for Measure C be considered a criticism of Ms. Zneimer or the performance of previous elected City Clerk, Sally Kilby.
Richard Schneider, MD, City Councilmember
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