The San Mateo County Board of Supervisors is expected to extend County Manager John L. Maltbie’s stay for a second time since his official retirement, keeping him in place another two years to oversee the County’s daily operations and several considerable projects.
Maltbie accepted the position through Dec. 22, 2018. The Board of Supervisors will formally vote on extending Maltbie’s contract at its Tuesday, Nov. 3 meeting.
County supervisors credited Maltbie for unifying the senior management team and helping improve the County’s financial position.
“John has an excellent relationship with the Board of Supervisors and provides solid goals with a roadmap on how to achieve them. We as a County are privileged to have benefitted from John’s leadership and dedication for so many years and I’m very pleased he has agreed to continue his position,” said Supervisor Carole Groom, president of the Board of Supervisors.
Maltbie said he remains committed to his engaging work with the Board and the County.
“This is a very interesting time in government and I’d like to see many of our efforts come to fruition,” said Maltbie, noting as examples infrastructure projects like a new emergency dispatch center at County Center and the 2020 goals to end homelessness, aid foster youth and promote childhood literacy.
“Unlike many other places, we have the great economy and tax revenues to significantly impact public problems,” Maltbie said.
Maltbie returned to the County in December 2011 as interim county manager and was appointed county manager in December 2012 for a four-year term. The proposal coming before the Board Tuesday is an amendment of the existing agreement.
Maltbie previously served as county manager for more than two decades before retiring in 2008. He returned at the Board’s request after the departure of his successor.