Fortuna’s City Manager Takes New Job
Candelario, who is married with three children, began working for Fortuna in September of 2012 after serving as a city administrator for the City of Guadalupe from 2010 to 2012. He replaced Duane Riggee.
According to the Marin Independent Journal, “Candelario will be paid an annual salary of $191,340 to oversee the city’s $65 million annual budget, as well as management and operations of the city’s departments and services.”
According to Transparent California, Candelario received a full package of salary ($115,721) and benefits totalling $167,127.08 in 2015 by Fortuna. When he started in 2012, he had an annual salary of $107,000. In 2014, a raise Candelario received was the subject of some displeasure on the part of Fortuna Police employees.
Candelario was the subject of a Grand Jury Investigation but came out of with accolades. The Grand Jury wrote that it “discovered that rather than costing the city of Fortuna extra money, the policies and decisions of the City Manager actually saved the city money.”
The Marin Independent Journal wrote, “Having grown up in the East Bay, Candelario said he is happy to be moving back to the area.”