The Oberlin Review

Council Needs Quicker Decision on City Manager

Editorial Board

September 9, 2016

Filed under Editorials, OPINIONS

The city manager search that has now stretched for nine months re­sembles an episode of Amy Poehler’s Parks and Recreation, except there’s no season finale in sight. Interim City Manager and Finance Director Sal Talarico has stepped up since former City Manager Eric Norenberg re­signed last December, but City Council seems at odds and unwilling to permanently appoint Talarico to the post. In a meeting on Aug. 15, the council had its search narrowed to two candidates: Talarico, who has worked as the finance director for nearly 16 years, and Navy veteran Lowell Crow, who has two years of experience as a city administrator in Monmouth, IL. But the council failed to reach a supermajority, which requires five of ...

Council Clashes over City Manager

Council Clashes over City Manager

February 6, 2015

After requesting the resignation of City Manager Eric Norenberg last month, the Oberlin City Council plans to air its concerns and discuss the low yearly evaluation scores Norenberg received in an executive session this Monday. “I’m looking forward to working through this process in a way that’s satisfactory to everyone, so we can get back to doing the real work and not be so distracted by divisions in the community,” said City Council member Sharon Pearson. The Council presented Norenber...

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