Our current city manager, Robert Baldwin, will be leaving and the current commission was tasked with finding his replacement. At the cost of around $30,000 the commission was given a list of eligible candidates screened by the recruiter. After much discussion the commission made a decision of “no vote” as they did not believe they could agree on a candidate with the necessary 4 votes.
During that time, the Coral Gables City Manager left her position abruptly and Fort Lauderdale is possibly going to see Feldman leave his position as well. Now the new commission, coming in November, will have the recruiter go back and put together a new list of candidates. With the possibility of two cities who are able to offer a higher salary starting point, we may find ourselves struggling to find a high quality candidate for Dania Beach. As City Commissioner I will be committed to finding a solid candidate for our city manager position. I will work with the other commissioners to hire someone who is experienced, even tempered, and forward thinking.