San Clemente City Council Tuesday is set to swear in a new member, select a new mayor and decide what to do about hiring a new city manager to replace the current one when he retires in the spring.
Chris Hamm and incumbent Councilman Bob Baker will be sworn in. Councilman Jim Dahl will step down.
As is typical each year, another council member will likely be appointed by his or her colleagues as mayor to replace Mayor Jim Evert.
Typically, the members take turns, but Bob Baker has been glossed over since 2010, a three-member majority blocking his appointment. Baker informally ran with Hamm as his partner, so he may have the votes to win the position.
Also, the city will decide whether to promote Assistant City Manager and Treasurer T. Pall Gudgeirsson or hire from outside, a long and pricey process, according to the city staff. Current City Manager George Scarborough has recommended Gudgeirsson for the job.
The San Clemente City Council meets at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Civic Center, 100 Ave. Presidio.