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No one in line for Palo Alto manager post, yet

Original post made on Nov 29, 2007

By the time City Manager Frank Benest retires at the end of June, Palo Alto should have selected or be very close to hiring his replacement. But who that might be is anybody's guess.

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Posted by Roland Luo
a resident of Green Acres
on Nov 29, 2007 at 11:51 am

Palo Alto deserves a seasoned manager that can manage the fundamentals e.g. public safety, planning, public work, community services etc. [Portion removed by Palo Alto Online staff.]

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Posted by Kenneth Johnson
a resident of another community
on Nov 30, 2007 at 6:58 pm

This hit the national scene through my professional organization. I am a "boomer" who is managing in retirement-I retired from the Commonwealth of PA and the federal government to a small urban PA city. This is a tough profession with harsh challenges. To get someone is going to require some thought on job protection. While I can walk tomorrow, most managers are always faced with a political reality of job insecurity. Understand what managers are not-they are not political leaders-and reward them for what they are-CEOs of major organizations.

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Posted by to Ken
a resident of Greater Miranda
on Nov 30, 2007 at 9:28 pm

Ken -

Wouldn't the CEO of a major organization have tens of thousands of people working for them?

It's more like the CEO of a small organization, isn't it?