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City Manager looking for ways to save, make money

“With the City of Peoria facing another difficult budgeting process, no area of the budget can be ignored for potential savings,” City Manager Patrick Urich explains in an item from Tuesday’s agenda. “In line with Council’s direction to examine all costs, the Administration is seeking authorization to approach City service providers with a request [...]

A message from the City Manager

New City Manager Patrick Urich included this message in the latest Issues Update from the City:

MESSAGE FROM THE CITY MANAGER. My first few days on the job have been a whirlwind of activities. One particular item that I stressed to the senior management is that I would like to see more information included [...]

Urich to start with City five days early

Patrick Urich’s first day as Peoria’s City Manager will be Wednesday, April 13, instead of Monday the 18th as originally agreed, if the Council approves the change next Tuesday. The approval is just a formality, and the City has already scheduled Urich’s official swearing-in ceremony for 9:00 a.m. April 13 in Council chambers. No [...]

Urich to start making $175k on April 18

The City Council will hire Patrick Urich as Peoria City Manager next Tuesday night. Urich recently gave 90 days notice of his resignation as Peoria County Administrator. You can read the proposed contract on the City’s website. Here are the highlights:

Base Salary: $175,000 for the first year Starting Date: April 18, 2011 Incentive [...]

Council to pursue Urich for City Manager

The City has issued the following press release:

After last night’s interview, Mayor Ardis, City Council Members, and Mr. Urich, agreed that both sides would like to continue discussions towards a possible contract offer. A meeting between Mr. Urich, the Mayor and two Council Members, will be arranged soon to establish a framework to [...]

Fire Chief to be acting City Manager

Official press release from the City of Peoria:

The Peoria City Council has accepted the resignation of City Manager Scott Moore, effective today.

Peoria Fire Chief Kent Tomblin will serve as Acting City Manager until December 8. The Council will then name an Interim City Manager to serve until a permanent City Manager [...]

City Manager fired after council meeting

After the Peoria City Council meeting, the council went into executive session for a long time. After an hour or so, Scott Moore emerged from the room alone and went up to his office, never to be seen again. The council met another half hour or so, then the meeting broke up.

Mayor [...]

Moore doesn’t get San Marcos job

Nuse gets the nod in San Marcos, meaning Scott Moore will remain in Peoria:

After a two-hour executive session Tuesday night, the San Marcos City Council named Jim Nuse as the lone candidate for the vacant city manager position just five weeks before an election that could sit a new council majority.

Nuse is [...]

San Marcos to decide on city manager Oct. 1

The San Marcos Record (Texas) reports that the City Council there will make a decision on who to hire as City Manager on October 1. Peoria’s current City Manager, Scott Moore, is a finalist for the position. Over 100 residents turned out for a “meet the candidates” forum on Wednesday, the paper said. Here’s [...]

City Manager Moore a finalist for Texas job (UPDATED)

Peoria’s City Manager Scott Moore has been announced as a finalist for the city manager position in San Marcos, Texas, according to the San Marcos Daily Record:

The San Marcos City Council has announced three finalists for the position of City Manager following two days of interviews.

They are Jeffrey Howell, city manager of [...]