For the politically inclined/interested, Ann Erdman, official Pasadena Public Information Officer (and official city blogger! – my words) just announced this afternoon that Michael J. Beck has accepted the offer from the city to be the new City Manager, pending contractual agreement.
More official information can be found on her website link above, but it is official: Beck has accepted the nomination, I mean position.
This search has been going on for many, many months by apparently very, very intelligent people. So, let’s hope the time & money spent on this search & research pays off.