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No luck yet finding new city manager

Original post made on May 11, 2011

After interviewing three top candidates for city manager Tuesday afternoon, Mayor Jac Siegel said the City Council was not able to narrow the list to one favorite, as some members had hoped to do.

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Comments (5)

Posted by Duke, a resident of Old Mountain View
on May 11, 2011 at 6:32 am

Please list requirements.

Posted by Political Insider, a resident of Old Mountain View
on May 11, 2011 at 7:08 am

My staff sources tell me that some council members want to hire a female and would have preferred that the interim city manager apply. Most of the staff are nervous that an outsider will shake things up too much.

Posted by Nicerthistime, a resident of Cuesta Park
on May 11, 2011 at 12:52 pm

If you go into a hiring process thinking you want to hire a female, I think that's pretty unfair to some applicants. I hope that is not the case and that some council members have no bias for or against an applicant simply based on their gender.

Posted by Reader, a resident of another community
on May 11, 2011 at 1:44 pm

@Nicerthistime: Words have genders, human beings (and other animals) have sexes. You are correct, however, that there should be no bias against an applicant because of their sex.

Posted by Steve, a resident of Sylvan Park
on May 11, 2011 at 2:41 pm

I sincerely hope that hiring an outsider will shake things up, and I can understand why staff would fear that. It's time Mountain View had city government that answers to the citizens, not the other way around.

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