Former Ventura aide gets $108,000 city job

The city of Minneapolis has hired Steven Bosacker to oversee the city's 311 nonemergency information line and Minneapolis One Stop, an effort to simplify building and development permits and reviews.

Bosacker will have the title "Results Manager" and earn $108,000 a year. He served as chief of staff for former Gov. Jesse Ventura and as executive director of the University of Minnesota Board of Regents, a news release said. Most recently, he is the founder and managing partner of deus inc., a firm nurturing new international business connections between the Midwest and Europe's Baltic Sea region.

Mayor R.T. Rybak praised the hire in the release, saying Bosacker knew how to get results in a large public organization.

The City Council approved the new position on a 12-0 vote Oct. 8.

Sara Dietrich, city spokesperson, said the city had money in the budget to pay for Bosacker's salary because it had unfilled positions in Business Information Services (BIS). (Jason Powell, a former BIS director who left in April, made $104,200 a year.)