Family to police chief, not from the area and no HR experience.
Elizabeth Schalau, a recent transplant from Myers’ home state of Michigan, is acting as Pacific Grove’s sole human resources analyst under a $25,000, 12-week, no-bid contract. Schalau is Myers’ sister-in-law, despite contract language barring awards to “immediate family” of city employees.
Schalau resigned from her job in Michigan to take the position in Pacific Grove, and the city gave her $5,000 to help find housing here. The total value of the contract is below the level that would trigger City Council review.
Schalau has no direct human resources experience, though she said she has management expertise.