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Re: “2013 elections begin with Russell Allen and the scandal he left behind

Bob - thanks for the thoughtful additional comments to my comment! The further examples are very interesting and illustrative of what was going on behind the scenes in Raleigh that I wasn't aware of. You're right that city managers who come to Raleigh probably aren't in any great danger of being fired compared to some localities, so the least Allen could have done is authorize a staff member for a good reason every now and then! And the transit leader was a good idea that can perhaps happen now.

I am a "regular" government employee (not City of Raleigh) so the only thing that makes me nervous in your comment was the statement that perhaps it might be a good thing if a majority of the council could fire staff. Considering how politicos love to put their pals in a job, I would hate to live in fear of being fired by an elected official who decides they might not like me or simply because they have a friend who would "be great at this." I frankly don't think I would choose to stay or enter into that kind of environment. I think if you are the City Manager, you should expect to be fired by the elected officials, but I would hope regular employees could be exempt from a majority firing!

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Posted by pennysaver on 08/15/2013 at 9:05 PM

Re: “2013 elections begin with Russell Allen and the scandal he left behind

I can't say I agree with the assertion that Raleigh has a "Mayberry" style of management. The council-manager form of government may not be perfect, but overall I'll take it for the professional management it brings over the whims of ever-changing political types. I really would hate to see Raleigh turn into a strong Mayor type management - just ask the average residents of Chicago how that works out for them. Even under the council-manager form the elected officials still have the upper hand - they can - and do - hire and fire the city manager as they wish.

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Posted by pennysaver on 08/14/2013 at 7:23 PM

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