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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

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 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

Spencer Cronk Named City Manager
Minneapolis city coordinator selected Tuesday by City Council
" 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

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

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

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

Jan. 5, 2018 News Feature by Michael King

Interim City Manager Quietly Unveils Budget Proposal
In it: raises, more police funding, and restructuring
"...Interim City Manager Jesús Garza was officially unveiling his $5.5 billion..."

July 21, 2023 News Feature by Austin Sanders

The Designated Acting (Almost) City Manager
Word is that the City Council will be appointing an "acting city manager designate" while Garza finishes his term.
"...curiously newsless Monday news conference, Mayor Gus Garcia and City Manager Jesus Garza did not name Garza's interim replacement...."

Feb. 1, 2002 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

City Manager Search Under Way
Council begins CM candidate selection, but has one contender turned out the lights?
"...feel the excitement? With a barely there quorum, the City Council just convened on day one of the city..."

Jan. 3, 2008 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Toby Futrell: Best City Manager in Country or World?
City Council sure loves them some Futrell
"...According to City Council, that's the only question following Futrell's performance evaluation..."

April 6, 2007 News Post by Wells Dunbar

City Manager Futrell Responds: Explaining High-Level Ethical Principles
"...a parallel about how I handle my job as city manager and my husband's employment to a past conflict-of-interest..."

Dec. 19, 2006 Postmarks

More Citizen Input on City Manager
"...Dear Editor, It’s horrifying that the general manager for Austin Energy is one being considered for the..."

Nov. 26, 2007 Postmarks

The City Manager Responds
"...readers. On the other hand the Chronicle mirrors the city's methodology, which understates the disparity in force reports by..."

Feb. 11, 2004 Postmarks

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