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City manager search continues

Monday, December 4, 2017 by Elizabeth Pagano

On Sunday, City Council continued its search for Austin’s next city manager, kicking things off with a brief public meeting. For the most part, the meeting was a chance to go over the process of the day, in which Council members would meet in groups with City Manager Search Advisory Task Force members, and a chance to game out how not to violate quorum or Texas Open Meetings Act rules in the process. However, there was one bit of news: Denise Roth, who is a is a senior advisor at WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, has removed herself from the competition for the job. In a letter to Council, she explained that “in the last 24 hours a substantial multinational company had offered the opportunity to serve in a leadership position,” leaving five candidates to interview.

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