He was cruising along as city manager
when some city councilors began to complain that he was not moving fast enough on some issues, particularly the redevelopment of the former Worcester Common Outlets mall.
The pre-election debate focused primarily on whether the city manager
should hire and supervise the auditor or whether the council should have that authority.
LANCASTER - After 20 years as city manager
, Jim Gilley is retiring.
WORCESTER - Some city councilors contend the annual job performance review of the city manager
- a public evaluation - has become more theater than anything else.
SANTA CLARITA - The City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved newly named City Manager
Ken Pulskamp's contract after reducing the length of the severance package due Santa Clarita's top administrator.
WORCESTER - The City Council has given a nod to City Manager
SANTA CLARITA - City Manager
Ken Pulskamp will be paid $175,000 a year as the city's top administrator - $10,000 more than his current salary as interim city manager
, officials said Thursday.
But then again, crazy things have been known to happen to city managers
in Worcester during years 9 or 10 of their tenure.
LANCASTER - Mayor Frank Roberts wants to extend City Manager
Jim Gilley's contract by one year, saying the administrator's planned retirement at the end of 2004 would come at an inopportune time.
When the City Council hired him as the successor to former City Manager
SANTA CLARITA - George Caravalho, the only city manager
Santa Clarita has ever known, will step down this week, leaving a legacy undiminished by the tumult of the last year.
PALMDALE - Mayor Jim Ledford is seeking a three-year contract extension and a $5,000 pay raise for City Manager