under Glendale's charter.
The two jobs are important. The city treasurer is in charge of
overseeing the city's investment portfolio, while the clerk supervises a
staff of 11 in dealing with election procedures, council meetings,
handling of public records, issuing permits and other services.
Twedt, who had served as clerk for one year, has worked with the city
off and on since 1972. She has worked as a deputy city clerk and an
assistant city clerk and said she plans to keep on doing her job for the
"I love it," she said. And she noted that there are no limits to the
length of time an individual can serve in the roughly $94,000 per year
position, "just as long as you're reelected."
Borucki has been working as treasurer for two years. Before taking the
roughly $100,000-per-year position, he worked for Security Pacific Bank
and Bank of America.
The primary responsibility of the treasurer is to manage the city's
$350-million investment portfolio.
It sounds like a challenging task, especially given the economic
volatility of recent months. But Borucki noted that state laws prevent
any particularly risky investment.
Borucki has never had to campaign for his job. He was appointed to the
spot when former treasurer Betty Evans left for personal reasons.
But when Evans originally ran for the position, it was more
competitive than it is today. Six people ran for the spot, Borucki said.