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Jo Clifton is the Politics Editor for the Austin Monitor.
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We didn’t get the memo
Thursday, June 24, 2021 by Jo Clifton
After Deputy City Manager Nuria Rivera-Vandermyde announced she would be leaving Austin to become city manager in Boulder, Colorado, City Manager Spencer Cronk named City Attorney Anne Morgan as interim deputy city manager and her deputy, Deborah Thomas, as acting city attorney. Cronk announced these changes in a memo to mayor and City Council but we can find no public acknowledgment of the changes. In fact, Morgan seemed to be acting as city attorney after the memo came out, but on June 10, Mayor Steve Adler referred to Thomas as “our city attorney” during a Council meeting. At any rate, our faces are a little bit rosy as we congratulate Morgan and Thomas on their promotions, even if temporary.
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