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PUYALLUP: Reconsider city manager decision

The Puyallup City Council should reconsider the decision to let City Manager Ralph Dannenberg go.

Dannenberg is a huge asset to the City of Puyallup. His work on budget and planning issues has helped to steer our city through a very difficult time. He is a man of enormous integrity and is a constant, calming force amid a contentious time in city government. Even in instances of great friction between the City Council and community members, Dannenberg has been respected by all. Even this current council has praised his work. This sudden “change of direction” leaves the impression that council members’

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TACOMA: Council made right decision on manager

Congratulations to Tacoma Mayor Strickland and the City Council for a good decision to move forward with a new city manager. This time, look for someone who is not dominant.

This mayor and council are very bright, policy- oriented and talented. They do not need a leader in the new manager; they need a follower, someone to follow their lead, their direction, their policy, their ordinances, their collective wisdom and decisions.

They represent the people. The city charter is clear. The City Council sets the policy. The city manager implements the policy.

Sounds simple, but it is not simple day

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