John Whitman was back on staff before the Aliso Viejo City Council Wednesday night. This time he leads the city as interim city manager.
But don't get too attached, he warned. The former public works director said he is ready for retirement and does not plan to stay with the city beyond his six-month stint where he could make up to $134,460, according to the Orange County Register.
Whitman served the city from its formation through 2012, when he stepped down to work under contract for Charles Abbott Associates as Aliso's public supervisor.
He said he will help the city find a permanent city manager over the next six months. He'll also guide staff in drafting a revised general plan, which is due early next year.
In addition he plans to work with the Boys and Girls Club as they plan to develop the Aliso Viejo Ranch. Also in the works is a proposed zoning change Shea Properties seeks at Vantis, where 10 acres sit undeveloped on the corner of Enterprise and Aliso Viejo Parkway.
Whitman served as board president of the South Orange County Economic Coalition two years ago. He said he stepped down from the board in April.