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Richmond Manager Hunt Hits Cash Snag
December 11, 1997


Thursday, December 11, 1997
Section: news
Page: A04 

RICHMOND The City Council rejected a request Tuesday to spend $25,000 on the search for a new city manager. 

Mayor Rosemary Corbin complained that the council's Search Committee did not give council members documentation about the firms that may be hired to conduct the search. 


The new manager would succeed Floyd Johnson, the outgoing top municipal executive. 

Councilman Tom Butt, a Search Committee member, said after the vote that his committee will continue interviewing search firms. 

He predicted it may recommend a final choice to the council next week. 

The council voted last month not to renew Johnson's contract when it ends Jan. 9. Johnson has led the city administration for nearly four years. 

As part of the resolution dismissing him, the council pledged to hire a professional search firm to find his successor. 

The council plans to hire its next city manager by March 1.