Skip to comments.Austin City Council votes to fire City Manager Spencer Cronk
Posted on 02/15/2023 4:09:41 PM PST by DFG
The Austin City Council on Wednesday voted to fire City Manager Spencer Cronk following his response to the winter storm earlier this month. The council voted 10-1 in a special called session, with only Natasha Harper-Madison (District 1) voting against Cronk's firing.
Cronk's termination is effective Thursday, Feb. 16. He will receive a one-year severance of $463,001.50, under a City ordinance in which he was hired in 2018. The council has appointed Jesús Garza, who served as Austin's city manager from 1994 to 2002, to serve as interim city manager.
“I serve at the pleasure of the mayor and council and acknowledge their decision. In our Council-Manager form of government, the elected officials ultimately decide whether I am the right choice for them to lead our organization," Cronk said in a statement. "I stand proud of our organizational accomplishments under my tenure. I thank the Austin community for the opportunity to lead this great city, and I thank our City employees for their consistent commitment to providing the very best public service."
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“I stand proud of our organizational accomplishments under my tenure . . . And the $463,000 severance pack ain’t too bad either!”
Ok, I might have added that last part.
Severance package? If the city of Austin wants to fire me for something I would be okay with that.
Sounds more like extortion, pay me to leave or else!
Someone had to be thrown under the bus and it wasn’t going to be the City Council members of the People’s Socialist Kakistocracy of Austin that hired him.
You get $463,001.50 for being fired? I’ll test this system tomorrow.
The government grift is a bountiful grift.
“And another thing, Cronk…I never liked your spinach poofs!”
(Quote from the Emperor’s New Groove if you are confused)
The council has been after him since he stood up to the defund the police nonsense.
>> The council has been after him since he stood up to the defund the police nonsense.
Ah!! Thank you. I thought there might be more to this.
Austin has gone to the dogs in so many ways. Sad. Spent many years in and near Austin. Glad to be gone!
Why have a city manager at all if the city council knows how to manage the city better than he does?
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