February 6 – Next week the four candidates for City Manager in Key West will have a meet and greet for the public.
Mayor Teri Johnston joined Good Morning Keys on KeysTalk 96.9/102.5FM this morning to talk about what’s been going on in the city.
The City Commission will meet tomorrow night at 5 p.m. in City Hall, where the group will discuss the search for a City Manager.
There are four applicants up for consideration. One of the candidates has dropped out.
Interviews will begin next week.
On February 13, citizens can meet the applicants from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Waterfront Brewery. People are welcome to ask questions.
Johnston said, “It’s a really important time, first of all to see how our candidates handle themselves in a social situation, how they’re able to think on their feet and it’s a good chance for our candidates to hear the issues that our community feels are most important.”
It will be more of an informal situation where people can get to know one another.
The public is then asked to call the city commission or Mayor Johnston and let them know what you think.
Johnston said, “I want to reiterate how important it is that the public get out and talk to the candidates. To let them know what’s most important to you as a resident, as maybe a business owner, but certainly as a concerned citizen as to the future of Key West.”
The City Manager will manage all the employees of the city, so the job is important and complex.
At tomorrow’s City Commission meeting, the commission will also look at the vehicle for hire ordinances in the city.
They will also discuss smoking on public beaches and parks.
For tomorrow night’s agenda, click her: https://keywest.legistar.com/MeetingDetail.aspx?ID=1078795&GUID=22E32D01-AD4F-44AB-BE0D-D1A75352236F&Options=&Search=