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Raleigh asks residents for input on next city manager

Posted June 14, 2013

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— The city of Raleigh is asking residents for feedback on qualities for a new city manager.

A survey is posted on the city’s website that invites residents to weigh in on specific qualifications and challenges for the new city manager. The survey also allows respondents to post two of their own questions to the potential city manager.

Survey responses must be received by 5 p.m. Wednesday.

Raleigh is searching for a new city manager to replace Russell Allen, who is leaving July 1 after City Council members did not renew his contract.

Perry James, the city’s longtime chief financial officer, will serve as interim city manager.


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  • shakenbake68 Jun 17, 2013

    ouch! No decent city manager wants to come here after what happened to Russell Allen.

  • 3TeensGrowinUp2Fast Jun 17, 2013

    Our city needs someone like John McDonough who is the city manager for Sandy Springs, GA and was the city manager for Beaufort, SC prior to that. This guy knows how to improve cities on a tight budget, how to get people to work together toward a common goal and how to involve the citizens of the city.

  • Paul M Jun 17, 2013

    Don't fix the traffic lights. We all think there just fine letting 5 cars out when theres 30 backed up and NO traffic comeing the other way

  • stageworx Jun 14, 2013

    Why didn't they ask our opinion before they made the decision about Mr Allen. Raleigh is voted at the top of most desirable places lists after 12 years Mr Allen's direction. His ouster was purely political nonsense and will have negative impacts on the City as a whole.

  • umop apisdn Jun 14, 2013

    "WHY? they ignore everyone's opinion and do the complete opposite it's what they do best"

    Then tell them what you don't want; reverse psychology!

  • SouthernPackerFan Jun 14, 2013

    WHY? they ignore everyone's opinion and do the complete opposite
    it's what they do best