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April 3, 2014

In Our Opinion: City manager concept still the way to go


Although she has said she is not interested in being a candidate for the job, Oneonta could do worse than to strongly consider highly competent Director of Finance Meg Hungerford, who will be acting city manager after Long departs May 30.

That said, we urge the Common Council to spend ample time to define just what it wants in a city manager, to examine whether it wants to again conduct a national search or make it more regional, and to look into a reorganization of city departments so that the next city manager might not have so many of them reporting directly to him or her.

More than anything else, don’t lose faith in the city manager form of government. It’s still a good idea.

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