Mayor Davis likely not to have a role in choosing next city administrator
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It will be someone that is overpaid, likely works behind the scenes with the mayor and will screw the taxpayers…
I wish Savannah had won the bidding war.
Well, let’s just see. Fill the position with a political favor; or, with a qualified individual?
So. I agree with Doug Herman…but obviously, Savannah stopped short of insanity!!
There’s only one thing the commission or the tax payers know for certain about the next administrator.
In the Augusta Richmond County Charter it clearly states:
Sec. 1-2-30. Office created.
(a) There is hereby created the office of Administrator for Augusta-Richmond County.
(b) The administrator for Augusta-Richmond
County shall be elected/appointed by a majority
vote of the Commission of Augusta-Richmond
County, Georgia, from nominations presented by
the Mayor following the Commission approved
recruitment process. The Mayor shall present as
many as three top candidates for appointment,
along with his recommendation. The Commission
shall elect/appoint an Administrator from among
the candidate or candidates presented by the
Mayor. Should none of the candidates be elected/
appointed, then the Mayor shall nominate as
many as three new candidates from those who
applied through thr recruitment process.
(c) The Administrator is employed at the pleasure of the Mayor and Commission and performs
duties under the direction and supervision of the
Commission through the Mayor. The Administrator maintains regular contact with the Mayor and
through the Mayor keeps all Commission members informed on significant and/or controversial
issues involving the government, its services,
policies, and employees.
(d) In the event of a vacancy in said office for
any cause, the Commission may elect an Acting
Administrator by a majority vote pending the
election/appointment of an Administrator as provided in subsection (c) hereof.
(Ord. No. 6754, § 1, 1-4-05; Ord. No. 6772, § 1,
Error on my part: What is shown that I had copy and pasted above is Augusta Richmond County Code, Readopted 7-10-2007
and it is NOT the Charter…