The city appears one step closer to hiring a new city manager.
After receiving 100 applications for the position, the city is hosting two public forums next week to introduce the four finalists to the public, according to a press release.
The forums are an opportunity for members of the public to meet the four candidates and to provide feedback on who council should hire.
The four candidates will also have separate in-person interviews with council.
A public meet and greet is scheduled from 5 to 6 p.m. on March 13 at the Murdoch Center, 203 E. Brannen Ave.
The finalists have also been invited to present on how they may implement “performance based budgeting.” This style of budgeting, unused by the city up until now, has been advocated for by council and focuses on ensuring the most basic needs of the city and the community are prioritized, according to staff.
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That event is set to occur at City Hall in the council chambers on March 14 from 8:15 a.m. to 12 p.m.
The presentations will be live-streamed on the city’s website for those unable to attend in person. Feedback forms will be available at City Hall and online for residents until 8 a.m. on March 15, 2019.
This is the second such search for a city manager after former city manager Josh Copley left the position last year over what he called discourteous treatment from some councilmembers.
The first search for a new city manager ended in September of last year after council was unable to find a new candidate.
In that case, the city received 106 applications but council decided all the candidates were either not good enough or the candidates withdrew their names.
Former deputy city manager Barbara Goodrich has been acting as the interim city manager.