IT Director Coming Soon
When someone asked for the person's name, Robinson-Briggs said the individual must resign from current employment and a contract must be finalized before she can give a name.
The administration can hire the director without City Council approval, as the title is not part of the cabinet roster, which requires advice and consent of the governing body. In action last year, the administration floated one title for the new post before settling on "Manager I of Information Processing" with a salary range of $70,000 to $110,000. Although discussion of the need for an IT person went on throughout 2009, the City Council did not give final approval to an ordinance establishing the post until September 14.
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Robinson-Briggs won re-election in November, giving her the power among other things to hire the IT director and possibly some staff.
Despite former City Administrator Marc Dashield's denial last spring that the job was destined for a certain person, the notion has resurfaced. Speculators will be watching personnel resolutions at the Jan. 19 Board of Education meeting for clues.