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Former City Manager Asks: You want this job?!

Teri Sforza over at the OC Register has an interesting follow up to the OC Watchdog Report the Register did related to an investigation of City manager compensation. While I am not particularly happy with the way some government administrators handle things, I can sympathize wtih these managers on the frustration such jobs bring. That is probably why these folks get paid as well as they do.

From Teri’s story:

Running a city is certainly not for the faint of heart. One has to hammer out labor contracts, calculate pension obligations (more on this in a minute), match up revenues with expenses, worry about streets and sewers and water pipes, and be more-than-usually-politically savvy, all at the same time. 

Dealing with an elected city council, apparently, can nearly make one’s head explode.

There’s been a great deal of controversy lately over the city manager compensation report by Laguna Hills City Council candidate Barbara “Stir-the-Pot” Kogerman. So today, we’re going to look at things through the eyes of a city manager.

Read the complete story: City manager strikes back: YOU want this job?!