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Your City Manager Semifinalists (Updated)
"...Almost three and a half hours after convening, City Council has returned from their closed-door discussions with a..."

Jan. 3, 2008 News Post by Wells Dunbar

City Manager Finalists Named: All Outsiders (Updated)
Jelynne Burley, Marc Ott named
"...City Council just named the interview finalists for the position..."

Jan. 10, 2008 News Post by Wells Dunbar

The Pro-Cop Breadcrumbs Our City Manager Has Been Dropping All Along
Just a few times Spencer Cronk showed us he puts police first
"...The last days of Spencer Cronk’s tenure as Austin’s city manager have been spent helping the Austin Police Department..."

Feb. 14, 2023 News Post by Austin Sanders

City Workers Protest City Manager’s Mandatory Return to Office
Protesters say it will be disastrous for recruitment and retention
"...City employees with the union AFSCME Local 1624 protested last..."

June 2, 2023 News Post by Lina Fisher

Sources: City Manager Spencer Cronk Will Be Asked to Resign
Brazen police-contract gambit follows ice-storm SNAFUs
"...City Manager Spencer Cronk successfully fended off passage of a..."

Feb. 10, 2023 News Post by Austin Sanders

City Manager Announces Slew of Key Department Head Changes
Some expected, some not so much
"...Today, Interim City Manager Jesús Garza announced another sweeping set of leadership..."

June 9, 2023 News Post by Lina Fisher

Ott Names Own Assistant City Manager
Ott names Robert Goode new ACM.
"...the action is taking place on the dais this City Council meeting morning. A press release from the City..."

Feb. 28, 2008 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Austin City Manager Spencer Cronk Fired Effective Tomorrow
Pushing for a police contract Council didn't want sealed it
"...City Manager Spencer Cronk, whose role in Austin is to..."

Feb. 15, 2023 News Post by Maggie Q. Thompson

After Art Acevedo Fallout, Interim City Manager Jesús Garza Answers Council Questions in Memo
Acevedo debacle prompted memo, but Garza doesn’t address it
"...Interim City Manager Jesús Garza’s decision to offer former Austin Police..."

Jan. 31, 2024 News Post by Austin Sanders

City Manager Names Interim Chief Joseph Chacon as Chief of Austin PD
APD veteran awaits City Council confirmation next week
"...their new police chief in 2020 and 2021, respectively, City Manager Spencer Cronk has offered him the job here..."

Sept. 22, 2021 News Post by Austin Sanders

Interim City Manager Announces Standalone Homeless Strategy Office
It will manage nonprofit contracts, clearing out camps
"...continues to use his time while temporarily occupying the city manager’s office to make big, perhaps lasting, changes to..."

Nov. 22, 2023 News Post by Austin Sanders

Interim City Manager Appoints Police Oversight Director Without National Search
Garza forgoes community feedback
"...Interim City Manager Jesús Garza has made yet another change to..."

Sept. 29, 2023 News Post by Austin Sanders

Ott's City Manager Naming Under Way (Updated)
Ott to be named city manager in a moment
"...some seats marked "Reserved." Council will be naming Ott city manager in a moment. We'll bring you details as..."

Jan. 17, 2008 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Desperately Seeking City Manager
Council to create a City Manager Search Advisory Task Force on Thursday
"...City Council is expected today, April 13, to create a..."

April 14, 2017 News Feature by Michael King

Asst. City Manager Placed on Leave
After "Women in Leadership" session fiasco, ACM Snipes suspended
"...sexist remarks made during a training session directed at city staff, Assistant City Manager Anthony Snipes has been suspended...."

May 15, 2015 News Post by Mary Tuma

City Manager Selection Details Emerge
What does the timeline for installing a new city manager mean for the candidates?
"...the timeline and selection process for hiring Austin's next city manager. Wonks and inside ballplayers less than sympathetic to..."

Nov. 16, 2007 News Post by Wells Dunbar

T.C. Broadnax Selected as Austin’s Next City Manager
City Council to initiate hiring process next week
"...The search for Austin’s next city manager has come to an end...."

March 29, 2024 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Spencer Cronk Named City Manager
Minneapolis city coordinator selected Tuesday by City Council
"...in the days leading up to the final vote, City Council on Tuesday selected Minneapolis City Coordinator Spencer Cronk..."

Dec. 22, 2017 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

Council: Hush Please … We’re Hiring a City Manager
City requests A.G. ruling to keep search confidential
"...Although City Council will meet today (Thurs­day, Nov. 2), the 21-Item..."

Nov. 3, 2017 News Feature by Michael King

Connecting the Dots: The Mayor, the Interim City Manager, Their Two Friends
The Nineties are back, baby – especially at City Hall
"...Garza, Huffman and Canales are creatures of Austin's Nineties-era City Hall. Garza served as city manager from 1994 to..."

Sept. 15, 2023 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Cronk Announces Short Lists for Assistant City Manager Positions
Future hires will oversee mobility and safety at City Hall
"...City Manager Spencer Cronk on Tuesday, Feb. 19, rolled out..."

Feb. 22, 2019 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

City Manager Search Down to Two Candidates
Finalists will address public at March 25 forum
"...More than a year after City Council fired former City Manager Spencer Cronk and hired..."

March 22, 2024 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Inside the Last Days of City Manager Spencer Cronk
After dramatic days of extreme weather and backstabbing, Council lets Cronk go
"...After five years on the job, City Manager Spencer Cronk had worn out his welcome with..."

Feb. 17, 2023 News Feature by Austin Sanders

City Manager Threatened to Quit Rather Than Meet With Council Over Acevedo Hire
The planned closed-door meeting never happened
"...Tension between City Council members and interim City Manager Jesús Garza over..."

Feb. 9, 2024 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Council to Hire City Manager Search Firm
Selecting the searchers
"...City Council's search for the firm responsible for finding Austin's..."

Oct. 20, 2023 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Council: Meet Your City Manager Semifinalists
Winnowing down the list
"...There's no regular City Council meeting today (Thursday, Nov. 30), although council members..."

Dec. 1, 2017 News Feature by Michael King

Wanted: Austin City Manager
The search continues, whether the public knows about it or not
"...At Tuesday morning's work session, City Council received a brief update on the ongoing search..."

Oct. 6, 2017 News Feature by Michael King

The Year Began With a New City Council and a New City Manager
After tussling with Council, Spencer Cronk got canned
"...Was it Spencer Cronk's police contract gambit or the city's fumbled response to Winter Storm Mara that finally did..."

Dec. 15, 2023 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Interim City Manager Selects Police Oversight Chief Without Public Input
I dub thee director
"...previously appointed OPO's interim director in May by Interim City Manager Jesús Garza – follows the departure of two..."

Oct. 6, 2023 News Feature by Austin Sanders

As Austin Recovers From Winter Storm Mara, City Manager's Job Is (Again) on the Line
Walking on thin ice
"...Spencer Cronk's future as Austin's city manager is once again up for debate, amid widespread..."

Feb. 10, 2023 News Feature by Lina Fisher

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