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The San Juan Bautista City Council recently re-upped with City Manager Roger Grimsley, extending the contract of the longtime public servant another year.

"We wanted to reaffirm that I'll be here another year," he said of the decision, which was voted upon by the council last month. Asked how long he plans to stay on the job, Grimsley — who came out of retirement in March 2012 to serve as interim city manager — said, "one year; three years; day-to-day; month-to-month. When they don't want me anymore, I'm outta here."

Grimsley previously was the Hollister's city manager and director of public works and planning. He had been retired for four years from a private engineering firm he and his wife ran when he was asked to apply for and was appointed to a $5,000-per-month contract with no benefits, including vacation or sick leave.