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City manager waiting game continues

Posted at 5:45 PM, Apr 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-16 23:59:37-04

The search for a new city manager for Corpus Christi was expected to end with a major development Tuesday, but the waiting game continues.

KRIS 6 News was told by council members that an announcement on a final decision would be made at Tuesday’s council meeting.

But after going into executive session doors Tuesday afternoon, the council announced they are asking Slavin Management Consultants for additional information about the four remaining candidates.

The process to fill that job has been a lengthy one. The permanent position has been vacant since Margie Rose resigned in May 2018.

The city hired Slavin Management Consultants, a search firm, to assist the council in that replacement process. Since then, a list of six candidates has been narrowed to four.

Those finalists all have managerial experience from large cities from across the country.

The community was invited to meet the four remaining candidates Monday night, asking them questions and express their opinions about Corpus Christi’s future.

The candidates were publicly interviewed by council members at Tuesday’s meeting.

Late Tuesday afternoon, the city published a notice about a special called meeting Thursday to further discuss the hiring of a new city manager.

That meeting is scheduled for 10 a.m. in the Henry Garrett Ballroom at the American Bank Center.