Mayor wants to keep Snyder as city manager

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Posted: Tuesday, June 3, 2014 5:00 pm | Updated: 11:24 pm, Tue Jun 3, 2014.

Expect the new boss at City Hall to look the same as the old boss.

Mayor Javier Gonzales said Tuesday he wants to keep Brian Snyder on as Santa Fe’s city manager.

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  • Pierce Knolls posted at 8:14 am on Wed, Jun 4, 2014.

    Mister Pierce Posts: 1670

    No surprise. The next lacky in line gets the job, no search required. Just municipal business as usual.

  • Staci Benni posted at 8:51 pm on Tue, Jun 3, 2014.

    Sta Benni Posts: 172

    How disappointing! Not only no committee to make a recommendation but no advertising of the job either. Gonazles reminds me of Obama--lots of rhetoric about change but then the same old advisers and policies of his predecessor. Filling this post with an interim gave Gonzales time to fulfill his political commitments to Wertheim and Thompson in the form of robo calls and emails.

  • Chris Mechels posted at 8:08 pm on Tue, Jun 3, 2014.

    Chris Mechels Posts: 65

    Which just goes to show that Mayor Gonzales doesn't know anything about management. Neither, it seems, does the Council.

    Good management practice is that someone appointed to an "interim" position is NOT a candidate for the position. It is too easy to get lazy, and think that he/she looks really good in the chair. Again, promoting an "interim" is purely bad management. It should have been made very clear to Snyder that he would NOT be a candidate, and that was part of the deal.

    Coss, and the Council, make this same mistake with Richard Rael, the recently departed Police Chief. He didn't even possess the qualifications for the job, but they promoted him anyway.

    Perhaps we need to send the Mayor and the Council off to Management 101?? Such things are well known. Independent of his qualifications Snyder should not be hired for this position. And, Snyder should refuse the job if offered, because it is a poor management decision.

    Wake up. Grow up. Enough of Amateur Night!!! How about some management for a change. We have too long been the City Different, because our government acts like a clown show...


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