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Council expected to name finalists for city manager at special meeting

Posted at 3:46 PM, Apr 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-02 19:21:52-04


UPDATE: Tonight’s special council meeting has been postponed. Mayor Joe McComb and two council members were delayed in Austin, where they were testifying about legislation concerning annexation. The council is now expected to meet Wednesday afternoon.


Nearly a month after announcing six candidates for a new permanent city manager for Corpus Christi, the city council is expected to narrow that list down to three or four finalists. That’s according to several council members who spoke to KRIS 6 News.

The city manager position has been vacant since May of 2018 when Margie Rose announced her resignation. Recently, there was pushback from the public and the media about the transparency of the search process. Mayor Joe McComb has defended the city’s choice to hire a consulting firm and has said that it’s important that the process is done right, not fast.

During a special called meeting on March 6, the city council named the six candidates for city manager. They are Harry Black, James Dinneen, Simon Farbrother, Lee Feldman, Keith Selman and Peter Zanoni. As KRIS 6 News has reported, questions have been raised about some of their credentials and backgrounds.

This is a developing story and we will post updates as we receive them.