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Who is supposed to do the "Due Diligence" of the board members prior to the election in the first place? Is there not a process?
I simply wonder what is the real benefit of the current almost gone city council starting a process of finding a new city manager. They should simply stop the process and move to let the newly elected council do their job. Why not?
I think I missed something. Why can not the city council manage the role since the city manager's role reports to the city council. Are they not capable enough to do so? The role is not expected to be forever. It then leaves a new city council to decide exactly what to do after November elections.
The city council has agreed to a severance package with the city manager. I just hope it also does not include any income tax assistance provisions. It is only fair that the city manager pays all the income tax on her yearly salary and severance pay herself.
Over the last number of years it certainly appears that the city/city council has had concerns about city managers and that hierarchy to city staff then to city council. If it has caused the city harm, then it seems reasonable to consider other means to organize city government and manage the city for the best results all around. It might not be perfect but we are aware that what we have now has not worked well in a time when the folks need / want strong open leadership. Why not be open the mayoral idea at least and explore it?
Peter, I agree with your thoughts re a mayoral system. Let a city council work for a mayor elected by the citizens of Steamboat. Each city council person could have a specifically designated area to focus on and become that areas council expert and advise the mayor. So not how do we get that into fruition? No city manager or deputy manager needed etc. Streamline responsibilities and hold the specific people responsible.
Ed, I think the idea of waiting until after the November City Council elections is a very good idea. What I also think is for the current council to make that a motion and as well in that motion remove the current city manager from that process.
That way the entire process can become fully transparent. So, lets see what the current council and city manager thinks about that and use that information as one pleases.
This is great news that the Airline seat capacity increases by about 13%. Now will the airlines off promotion fares to fill those seats?
Good article but not very good to advertise come to Steamboat and enjoy our Champagne Powder and BTW pay only $1/day to ride the previous free bus.
Did I miss something in the developer's plans where they said they provide garages or reserved parking for the units? I guess not with the comments here. Wonder why not? Guess they spent some of that money on the dog run.
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