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East Palo Alto police chief named interim city manager

Original post made on Feb 21, 2012

In a rapid decision following the recent resignation of its former city manager, East Palo Alto's police Chief Ronald Davis was named interim city manager, Mayor Laura Martinez announced on Thursday, Feb. 16.

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Posted by JustMe
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Feb 21, 2012 at 10:36 am

I understand the need to appoint an interim city manager, but I would hope that EPA can soon separate these two job functions from one person. I am reminded of Poo-Bah from The Mikado.

I will also be selfish and say that I am glad Mr. Davis missed the Seattle and New Orleans jobs, from the sound of him I would like to keep him here. He sounds okay to me. Sorry Mr. Davis, but I like you. What would it take to get you to be happy here fighting crime where we need you?

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Posted by Also94303
a resident of East Palo Alto
on Feb 21, 2012 at 10:55 am

Anything we can do to keep Ron Davis serving the grateful East Palo Alto community is fine with me. He has won the respect of everyone here, is hardworking, creative and dedicated. I hope he will apply for the regular City Manager job. I am sure he has established strong leadership at the PD which will continue in his place successfully. Serving as Interim CM will be a litmus test. With a strong PD, City Manager and City Council at a time when the economy is picking up, what great hope looms for our steadfast jewel of a town?!

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Posted by Resident
a resident of East Palo Alto
on Feb 22, 2012 at 7:40 am

Isn't the City Manager the boss of the police chief? So, now he's in charge of the whole city? And he didn't even want to work there? Doesn't make sense to me.

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Posted by Alex
a resident of East Palo Alto
on Feb 25, 2012 at 7:16 pm

Lol it looks like Davis is taking over the town. All hail emperor Davis

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