Ditch the City Manager?

by:  Diane Benjamin The International City Managers Association (ICMA) sends a DAILY email.  Remember, Mayor Renner used to work for this group and David Hales is a member. The story below from the email caught my attention.  Why would an International group want to promote council-manager form of government? Update on ICMA’s Fund for Professional Management […]

How did Bloomington get an $85 per hour administrator?

by:  Diane Benjamin The City of Bloomington has hired Sue McLaughlin as a temporary replacement for Barb Atkins who retired.  McLaughlin is being paid $85.00 per hour – at least $175,000 per year.  She formerly worked as a City Administrator for Mattoon until she was fired for trying to sell City land for less than […]