One of three candidates for city manager has dropped out ahead of the City Council’s official vote Thursday, saying he decided the job was not right for him “professionally and personally.”
I would like to briefly share some of my personal observations and experiences with Robert “Jay” Ash Jr., an effective, personable and caring leader who transformed Chelsea from a city somewhat rough around the edges to one that is a desirable place to work and live.
For the first time, Cambridge voters can cast their ballots up to 11 days before Nov. 8 – this year’s formal Election Day – at five locations around the city.
“The Return to Morality” political satire; Boston Teen Author Festival; What the Fluff? Marshmallow Festival; One-Minute Solos of movement art; and a local, multi-band take on The Concert Across America.
Candidates for city manager got their second public forum Wednesday at City Hall – this time hearing questions from city councillors that delved deeper into the relationship the City Manager’s Office has with the council and members of the public.
Just as Louis A. DePasquale wrapped up his time at a forum for city manager candidates came a suggestion of how much hometown advantage he enjoyed, and how much his competitors had to overcome. “Now I’m replacing Rich Rossi,” he said.
City councillors defended the city manager search process against criticisms of a lack of public access, especially now that three finalist candidates have been chosen in the run-up to a Sept. 29 vote – only a day before the current city manager leaves office.
Paul J. Fetherston, one of three finalists to replace Richard C. Rossi as city manager, takes questions about his approach to running a municipality – whether it’s a flood, hiring police and fire chiefs, setting goals or working with the federal government.
NorthAmericana Festival; Curious George’s 75th Birthday Bash; “Politics and Red Tape: Stories of Jumping Through Hoops”; free “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” screening; and 13th Annual Revels RiverSing.
Cambridge’s next city manager could be Louis A. DePasquale, the city’s assistant city manager for fiscal affairs since 2002; state housing and economic development executive Robert “Jay” Ash Jr.; or Paul J. Fetherston, assistant city manager of Asheville, N.C.