By Jim Shilander
The San Clemente City Council will consider the appointment of resident Mark Taylor as city treasurer at its meeting Tuesday.
Current city treasurer Pall Gudgeirsson will resign from that office to become City Manager on March 21. The current city manager, George Scarborough, retires March 20. Gudgeirsson also serves as assistant city manager. Gudgeirsson said a different person would be considered for that role.
Taylor has been a member of the city’s Investment Advisory Committee for the last 10 years, and is a certified financial planner working at Winthrop Taylor Financial on Avenida Del Mar. He has lived in San Clemente since 1994, after opening his business in 1991. He holds a degree in Business Administration from Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo.
“I respect Pall a lot,” Taylor said. “He asked me if I would do it because we’d worked together for some years on the investment advisory committee.” That experience, together would assist in the transition, Taylor said.
Taylor said that if appointed, he will look to continue Gudgeirsson’s efforts toward securing the city’s financial security over the long term.
“Pall has set a great standard,” Taylor said. “I hope to keep that up and maintain the fiscal standard of the city of San Clemente.”
The treasurer position is an elected position. Gudgeirsson was reelected in 2012. He ran unopposed. There is a $500 a month stipend for the position.