Milpitas City Manager Who Resigned in Controversy Is Hired for Same Job in Millbrae

Updated: May 22, 2018

Former Milpitas City Manager Tom Williams, who resigned in September after being placed on paid leave during an investigation for allegedly using tax dollars to pay personal attorney fees, has been hired as the interim city manager of Millbrae.

The Millbrae City Council unanimously voted this week to hire Williams, who has lived in Millbrae for more than 20 years.

Williams served as Milpitas’ city manager from 2006 until he resigned last year. The investigation was into whether he used public funds to cover attorney fees incurred while exploring a suit against the city and Milpitas Mayor Rich Tran for discrimination and harassment.

Millbrae hired a consultant to conduct background and reference checks on candidates for the job. Millbrae Councilman Reuben Holober said “everything came back very positive” on Williams. (Source: San Jose Mercury News, April 25.)

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