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Spencer Cronk Named City Manager
Minneapolis city coordinator selected Tuesday by City Council
"...vote, City Council on Tuesday selected Minneapolis City Coordinator Spencer Cronk to be Austin's next city manager. The final..."

Dec. 22, 2017 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

New City Man­ag­er Spencer Cronk: “Engagement and Transparency”
New city manager emphasizes community outreach
"...first City Council meeting Feb. 15, new City Man­ag­er Spencer Cronk got a bit of baptism by fire –..."

Feb. 23, 2018 News Feature by Michael King

Quote of the Week: Spencer Cronk
City manager on city budget
"...– City Manager Spencer Cronk, announcing City Council approval of FY 2019 budget..."

Sept. 14, 2018 News Column

Cronk to Reorganize Management Team
Musical chairs at City Hall
"...Last week, Austin City Manager Spencer Cronk met with his five assistant city managers and..."

Aug. 3, 2018 News Feature by Michael King

Cronk Meets Job Creation Goals
City manager names candidates for new executive team
"...July restructuring of his executive team, Austin City Manager Spencer Cronk announced on Monday the finalists for two of..."

Nov. 30, 2018 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

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 the short..."

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

Austin at Large: City Hall’s Game of Threes
Spencer Cronk quizzes the Council to win a new land use code!
"...Does Spencer Cronk know these truisms of the consulting world? If..."

March 22, 2019 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

The Next CodeNEXT Put Off for Another Day, Again
City manager Spencer Cronk to wait for more input before making tough choices
"...big announcement this week is that ... City Manager Spencer Cronk needs more input before he can proceed on..."

March 8, 2019 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

Major League in Soccer Dream Inches Closer to Reality
Council authorizes city manager to begin negotiations with Precourt
"...City Council authorized City Manager Spencer Cronk early Friday morning to begin negotiations with Precourt..."

June 29, 2018 News Post by Austin Sanders

Brian Manley to Be Named Lone Finalist for Chief of Austin Police
City Manager Spencer Cronk to make announcement Monday
"...City Manager Spencer Cronk is expected to hold a press conference today..."

April 30, 2018 News Post by Chase Hoffberger

Joel Baker Named Next Chief of Austin Fire Department
Recently retired chief in Atlanta moves west
"...have a new chief on Dec. 10. City Manager Spencer Cronk announced Friday afternoon that retired Atlanta Fire Rescue..."

Nov. 2, 2018 News Post by Chase Hoffberger

Council to Vote on Manley for APD Chief
CM Cronk taps interim chief for permanent spot
"...next permanent police chief may be over. City Manager Spencer Cronk told the Statesman this morning that he would..."

June 8, 2018 News Post by Nina Hernandez

A Two-Horse Race
Council selects finalists for city manager – public meeting Tuesday
"...the two surviving candidates for Austin’s next city manager: Spencer Cronk, current Minneapolis city coordinator, and Howard Lazarus, current..."

Dec. 8, 2017 News Post by Michael King

The Council and the City Manager
Tracking back on a lengthy and complicated search
"...final contract negotiations, Austin has a new city manager: Spencer Cronk, currently the Minneapolis "city coordinator," an analogous administrative..."

Jan. 5, 2018 News Feature by Michael King

What Land Use Code Do We Need to Build the City We Want?
Planning a way forward after CodeNEXT
"...Tuesday's work session (April 9) to answer City Manager Spencer Cronk's multiple-choice "policy guidance" questions to gauge Council's energy..."

April 12, 2019 News Feature by the News Staff

Breathing Room for the City Budget
Proposed FY 2019 city budget features sunnier projections
"...2019 proposed city budget formally presented by City Manager Spencer Cronk Monday afternoon at the Mexican American Cultural Cen­ter...."

Aug. 10, 2018 News Feature by Michael King

Beside the Point: What a Mess
Police impasse throws city system into disarray
"...City Council voted to appoint Spencer Cronk as city manager on Tuesday, bringing all but..."

Dec. 22, 2017 News Column by Chase Hoffberger

Rebooted City Council Gets a New Chance to Fix Austin
10-1, take two
"...Much of City Manager Spencer Cronk's first year in office, besides getting to know..."

Jan. 11, 2019 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

Putting Brian Manley to the Test
Interim chief lone finalist to run Austin Police
"...That's how City Manager Spencer Cronk declared his intent to name interim Austin Police..."

May 4, 2018 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

Public Notice: Slouching Toward CodeCRONK
City manager gives Council a multiple-choice quiz for the land development code redo
"...City Manager Spencer Cronk dropped a memo to City Council last Friday,..."

March 22, 2019 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Brian Manley: “Austin’s Next Police Chief”
APD vet expects appointment Thursday at Council
"...in all likelihood have voted to approve City Manager Spencer Cronk's appointment of Brian Manley to chief of the..."

June 15, 2018 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

So You Want to Be Austin’s City Manager
Finalists hit public forum before Council's Tuesday decision
"...on Tuesday night. Both candidates – Minneapolis City Coordinator Spencer Cronk and Ann Arbor City Administrator Howard Lazarus –..."

Dec. 15, 2017 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

Council: Break’s Over, Budget Time Begins
Number crunching
"...members return on Monday, Aug. 6, for City Manager Spencer Cronk's first-ever budget presentation. Cronk has traversed the city..."

July 27, 2018 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

Council: Public Safety & Their People
Fire stations, police officers, and the money assigned to both
"...could be reasonable to even think that [City Manager Spencer Cronk] could bring back five temporary station options and..."

June 1, 2018 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

Headlines
"...with the initial official presentation by new City Manager Spencer Cronk, who was introduced to Austin's public style at..."

Feb. 23, 2018 News Feature

City Council: Getting It All Planned Out
Inching toward Imagine Austin
"..."Land Development Code Revision Policy Guidance" – that is, CodeCronk, City Manager Spencer Cronk's "five questions" designed to get..."

April 12, 2019 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Housing Plan, Stadium Vote in Council Spotlight
Still to come this spring: child-friendly policy, land use code reboot
"...Also in the background is City Manager Spencer Cronk's continued work on a path forward on land..."

Feb. 22, 2019 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

Bullies Will Be Bullies
Decoding Jimmy Flannigan and Ken Casaday's most recent tiff
"...to bend to the union's desired timeline. City Manager Spencer Cronk has reflected that tough attitude in negotiations (which..."

Oct. 26, 2018 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

CodeNEXT: Kicked
Mayor, Council appear destined to quash land use rewrite
"..."so divisive and poisoned," and suggested directing City Manager Spencer Cronk to help create a new process that "will..."

Aug. 3, 2018 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

A Solitary Manley
On the vetting process for Austin's chief of police
"...When City Manager Spencer Cronk announced in April that Interim Chief of Police..."

May 25, 2018 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

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