First of all, the city manager is not a deity or a celebrity. She will be a manager of assets and people. Her job is to deliver services proscribed by the City budget and carry out the broad policy initiatives of City Council. All of this involves a hands on approach, so that Council doesn't have to intercede.
The manager will have the confidence of Council as she was hired with an enthusiastic 5-0 vote. Events will test the relationship, but the assistance of staff and the outgoing manager will aid in the transition.
With the initial bit of publicity over with, I am sure Ms. Addison is anxious to work behind the scenes on getting ready while current manager John Krol continues to administer the City.
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