The city of San Leandro will be hiring a new City Manager shortly. They’ve published a questionnaire online, asking San Leandro residents vague questions about what they want in a City Manager. No word as to what they will do with the information. One question that I think is particularly important is that of where the city manager should live. By law, the City cannot impose a residency requirement on the City Manager – but it can hire someone who lives in San Leandro or shows a strong inclination to move here. But should we care?