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Zanoni ready to hit the ground running for his first day as city manager

Posted at 12:25 PM, May 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-17 13:31:45-04

New Corpus Christi city manager Peter Zanoni begins his job on Monday.

He’s been here in the city since Tuesday.

And he already has a meeting set at 8:30 a.m. on Monday as he gathers with the city’s top 50 department heads.

We spoke with Zanoni this morning at City Hall and he tells me he realizes he’s got a lot to do.

That’s because of tasks he’s already had with the people he’ll be serving.

“Getting input from the community, I’m hearing a lot from the community ever since I began the interview process,” Zanoni said. “And getting their expectations and the individual expectations and their individual needs will be helpful with me establishing the goals of the city.”

Zanoni plans to prioritize the city’s development services department.

And of course, streets are a priority.

He said the drive from I-37 to City Hall has shown him our streets need to be improved.

We’ll dive into the details later this evening on KRIS 6 News.

Zanoni was offered an annual base salary of $300,000. The average salary for past city managers here have been around $220,000. He also gets stipends for car, phone and moving expenses