City of South San Francisco City Manager Mike Futrell Accepts Role as City Manager of Riverside, California

South San Francisco, CA  November 17, 2022 Press Release

South San Francisco City Manager Mike Futrell, who has been the City Manager since 2014, has accepted a new role as City Manager of Riverside, Calif., starting in January 2023.
“Leaving the wonderful City of South San Francisco is truly bittersweet for me. I remain forever grateful to past and current City Councils, City staff, and residents for their support and friendship,” says South San Francisco City Manager Mike Futrell. “While moving to Southern California allows my wife Susan and me to be closer to family, a piece of my heart will always remain in South San Francisco.”
“City Manager Futrell has served South San Francisco very well for nearly nine years, and I am grateful for his dedication to this City and the many things he has accomplished,” said Mayor Mark Nagales. “While I am personally sad to see him go, I wish him and his family well. Riverside is lucky to have Mike Futrell as their new City Manager.”
Futrell led South San Francisco out of the 2008 Great Recession, strengthening city finances and leading the City to achieve its first AAA credit rating while improving the quality of life with investments in parks, libraries, recreational and childcare programs, public safety, affordable housing, and the under-construction Community Civic Campus and Orange Memorial Park Sports Complex, along with the fully-funded and in design new Aquatic Center. Futrell also managed South San Francisco through the COVID-19 pandemic, pushing recovery through rental and income assistance and opening the Economic Advancement Center to help businesses recover. He also led city equity efforts following the murder of George Floyd, culminating in the formation of a permanent Equity and Public Safety Commission. Under Futrell’s leadership, South San Francisco developed into the Biotechnology Capital of the World with over 250 biotechnology research companies, making South San Francisco the largest healthcare research center in the world.
“During the last nine years, our City has fared well thanks to the leadership of this City Council and previous City Councils. I’m eternally grateful to have had the chance to partner with them along with the finest city staff team I have ever encountered,” adds Futrell. “This City is resilient and will continue to move forward with a visionary City Council and talented city staff. I look forward to watching its continued success.”
The City will be conducting a search for Futrell’s replacement, and the Mayor adds he is confident in the current City’s leadership and city staff during this interim period
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Phil Fioresi
Phil Fioresi
11 days ago

This guy played a big part in wrecking our city. Who in their right mind thinks hiring a guy from Louisiana who also worked as a staffer for David Vitter is a good fit for SSF? He never had any idea what SSF was to residents and just ruined it for long time residents, along with help from a Council who never listens to it’s constituents. The guy was giving the green light and took it from there. We all should know he put his name in the hat for San Mateo County Manager and thank god was passed over. Riverside, THANK YOU!! keep the carpetbagger please.

Your neighbor
Your neighbor
9 days ago
Reply to  Phil Fioresi

The City Council allowed him, he proceeded with their blessing. He was the hired hand because SSF was being handled by incompetents. Put the blame where it belongs. Get out and run for office, speak up at public meetings. It’s your city, take it back, but be sure you have 39 people behind you saying the same thing. Recall the whole bunch of them, but the blame game gets old. It’s your city, your taxes, claim it !

Phil Fioresi
Phil Fioresi
4 days ago
Reply to  Your neighbor

The city council took his advice do you think they actually know anything about managing a city? My question is, why would SSF hire a guy from Louisiana with no connection or pride in our city to manage it? AND who thinks a guy who staffed for David Vitter would work at all here? You should know when a politician came to my door before we had districting I would ask if they liked this guy and would they be all in for getting rid of him. He has done nothing but wreck our city, yes our council played a part but if our City Manager was not advising them to do so they wouldn’t have

emme
emme
12 days ago

A bright day for South San Francisco
As someone said, Prayers for Riverside.

Bill Snider
Bill Snider
13 days ago

LOL!! Has anyone read the press release from the City of Riverside announcing they are hiring Futrell?

One has to ask how he was able to accomplish all the things they have listed or did he?
Maybe his wife is the PR for Riverside now LOL.

https://riversideca.gov/press/city-riverside-selects-mike-futrell-next-city-manager

J
J
13 days ago

How much money is he taking out of our City?
There needs to be an audit performed immediately, how do we go about getting one done?
He is running from something, and there are inside people who know that. How long will they cover for him?

Next up, bets are on – Addiego retires and they appoint a new councilmember –

Cory Alan David
Cory Alan David
13 days ago

Totally believable. After being involved in nearly selling every square inch of property in SSF inventory, letting developers have the final say in the over development of our city, mortgaging our future and handing the keys to the city to the biotech industry, now he leaves? After propelling himself to a better job on the backs of SSF residents who were forced to sacrifice their quality of life, I guess I should just say good riddance, don’t let the door hit you on the way out. Problem is, he has some unfinished business here and needs to stay near a phone as someone might have 450,000 reasons to talk to him.

CYNTHIA MARCOPULOS
CYNTHIA MARCOPULOS
13 days ago

Should we warn them what he has done to our city since he was hired with all the unbridled, massive developments?