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Council splits on new-manager headhunter firm

Original post made on Feb 5, 2008

Future candidates for Palo Alto city manager be forewarned: all nine council members might not agree who the city's next top administrator should be. They even had trouble selecting a headhunter firm to help find one.

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Comments (5)

Posted by Time-For-A-Change, a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Feb 5, 2008 at 3:55 pm

Why would we want to go with the same firm that brought us the current city manager?

Posted by Why not?, a resident of Fairmeadow
on Feb 5, 2008 at 4:04 pm

Recruit someone from inside

Posted by Why not?, a resident of Fairmeadow
on Feb 5, 2008 at 4:06 pm

Recruit someone from inside

Posted by Gene, a resident of Community Center
on Feb 5, 2008 at 4:59 pm

So they selected the same head hunters that found us Benest and Baum? Man the barricades, take two aspirin - and pray that we don't have more of the same.

Posted by logical, a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Feb 5, 2008 at 6:46 pm

Why not: Who would you suggest Emily Harrison?

Gene: Agree with you on this one. Usually I like Mayor Klein's actions, but voting to bring back the headhunters who brought us Benest and Baum is well.... incomprehensible. Benest and Baum are the architects of the kakistocracy that Palo Alto has become. Do they really want to continue down that path? I was really hoping for some new blood who could clean house..... Guess its just going to be "business as usual" going forward with a new CM.

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