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OPINION: MARSHALL CAN’T – HIRE A CITY MANAGER

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By Ron Munden -- ron@easttexasexposed.com -- October 16, 2018

On August 27, 20i8 I wrote an article titled “Marshall Can’t”. In the article I listed items that Marshall continually failed to accomplish. Today I add another item to the list of things that Marshall just can’t seem to do – HIRE A CITY MANAGER.

Of course, this problem is entirely the responsibility of the current City Commission. The City Commission’s work on this task has been done in the dark and to my knowledge the City Commission has not provided periodic updates to the public on their progress. I think I know why. There has been very little progress.

It is by understanding that the City Commissioners could not reach agreement on hiring a city manager from the list of 20+ candidates provided by the search firm hired by the city. It is also my understanding that there was at least one good candidate that the City Commissioners let slip through their fingers.

So, the City Commissioners requested a new list of candidates from the search firm. The advertisement will close on October 18 and the City Commissioners will start the process over.

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