Monday, January 30, 2012

City Leaders Excited About Prospect of Leaving San Angelo

San Angelo CIty Manager Harold Dominguez will bolt for the Rocky Mountain foothills, taking the city manager job in Longmont, Colorado. The TimesCall reported:

"I think the future's bright for Longmont," he (Harold Dominguez) said. "I'm excited about the opportunity to be considered and to be part of that future."

His deputy, Assistant City Manager Elizabeth Grindstaff, is a finalist for the city manager slot in Burleson, Texas.  The Standard Times reported:

"I'm excited at the opportunity," Grindstaff said.

Burleson is "vibrant," while Longmont is "moving forward."

"I did not know Mr. Dominguez was also in the running" for a new job when she applied for the Burleson position, Grindstaff said. "Timing was interesting to say the least."

Yes, the timing is interesting.   Did City Council excite paid staff right out of San Angelo?

Update 2-7-12:  Council appointed CFO Michael Dane as Interim City Manager. Will Michael pull a Harold and rise to the official slot?  Dane said he'd like the job.  Might Council decide by May?  There's more than one job with that goal.

Update 2-9-12:  Assistant City Manager Elizabeth Grindstaff is also excited to stay in San Angelo.  She withdrew her name on February 8.

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