That was my advice to the Richardson City Council last week upon hearing the news that longtime City Manager Bill Keffler was retiring, effective May 31, and the council would need to choose a replacement.I urge them to take their time, to act independently and resist outside influence, to conduct a wide and thorough search, and to choose someone who is a strong leader, an able manager, a good communicator and will always have the best interests of Richardson at heart.Source: The Wheel.
After the jump, how is that working out?
That doesn't sound like my advice. Yet, that is the agenda item for the February 13 city council meeting. Which just goes to show -- what do I know about running a city?CONSIDER AND TAKE ACTION TO APPOINT A CITY MANAGER EFFECTIVE JUNE 1, 2012 AND AUTHORIZE THE MAYOR TO NEGOTIATE THE TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT FOR CITY COUNCIL APPROVAL.Source: City of Richardson.