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Tacoma: City contract with Broadnax would pay him $221,208 per year plus other perks

Tacoma’s city manager-to-be stands to make a salary of $221,208 per year under a proposed two-year employment contract to be considered by the City Council tonight.

Under the contract, T.C. Broadnax‘s starting salary would be subject to a five percent reduction in 2012, meaning he would make $210,248 this year.

If approved by council, Broadnax would begin work in Tacoma on Feb. 13 and must live within the city.

The contract would pay Broadnax up to $25,000 in moving expenses, and, once he buys a home here, it would pay him an additional $20,000 for a “housing equalization allowance in recognition of the substantial cost of living factors now encountered in the Puget Sound region.”

Broadnax also would be provided an initial bank of 22 days of administrative leave, be paid a $550 per month automobile allowance, receive standard city health care benefits,  get a 401(k) match of up to three percent of his salary, and have his general expenses covered related to professional membership dues and work-related training, travel and professional development.

The contract would run through Feb. 12, 2014, at which time the council can decide whether to extend Broadnax’s employment another two years.

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Tacoma: Broadnax could be in city manager’s office by mid-February

By the middle of next month, T.C. Broadnax could be managing the City of Tacoma.

Tacoma City Attorney Elizabeth Pauli said Tuesday her office is now in the midst of negotiating an employment contract with the San Antonio assistant city manager, and the talks are moving along steadily.

“We don’t see any significant issues at this point,” said Pauli, adding the city is working with a consultant to iron out final contract details with Broadnax. “We’re still negotiating, but the potential start date is mid-February.”

The City Council selected Broadnax, 42, as Tacoma’s next city manager from a group of

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Broadnax “humbled, honored, excited” to be named Tacoma’s next city manager

A longtime assistant manager who has never before led a municipal government is set to trade the Lone Star state for the City of Destiny.

T.C. Broadnax, an assistant city manager for San Antonio, was tapped to become Tacoma’s next city manager Tuesday, after the City Council narrowly selected him as the top choice among three finalists vying for the city’s top job.

“I am actually very humbled, honored and excited at the same time,” Broadnax said in a telephone interview late Tuesday. “I’m looking forward to working with the mayor and city council, as well as with the citizens in moving Tacoma forward and making it all that it can become.”

In the end, five council members — Mayor Marilyn Strickland, Marty Campbell, Jake Fey, Lauren Walker and Victoria Woodards — supported Broadnax, citing his diverse background during an 18-year career in government that’s highlighted by strong budget experience.

Three other members — David Boe, Joe Lonergan and Spiro Manthou — supported Lakewood City Manager Andrew Neiditz, while Councilman Ryan Mello backed interim Tacoma City Manager Rey Arellano.

Several council members said any of the three finalists could have led Tacoma. But Broadnax convinced a majority that, even as the youngest finalist and the only one yet to serve in a top management role, he’s ready to lead.

“I think he’s willing to make an investment in Tacoma, and I’m willing to make an investment in him,” Woodards said. “He’s eager.”

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Will it be Arellano? Broadnax? Or Neiditz? Tacoma City Manager could be named tonight

Sometime this evening, Tacoma may have its next city manager.

The City Council is expected to publicly discuss — and may vote on — the three remaining finalists vying for the city’s top government job at tonight’s regular council meeting.

The finalists include Tacoma interim city manager Rey Arellano, San Antonio assistant city manager T.C. Broadnax and Lakewood City Manager Andrew Neiditz (See our profiles of the finalists here).

The council’s discussion tonight follows a closed-door meeting set for 1:30 p.m. today, when council members are expected to talk about the finalists’ qualifications in private.

After several

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Tacoma: Council’s choice for city manager won’t come for a week

Who will be Tacoma’s next city manager? That answer won’t come for another week.

Tacoma’s City Council decided Tuesday to take an extra week to consider three remaining finalists for the city’s top job. The council is now expected to make its choice on Dec. 20 – the final regular council meeting of 2011.

“Given that this is the most important decision a council can make, I really appreciate an extra week to back-check references and make a couple more phone calls,” Councilman David Boe said Tuesday.

Remaining finalists include Tacoma’s interim City Manager Rey Arellano, San Antonio, Tex., assistant

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Tacoma: 167 city workers being notified of layoffs today

City of Tacoma department heads will be notifying 167 city workers today that their jobs are officially at risk due to $23 million of  budget cuts expected by year’s end.

“What’s happening is that those employees whose positions are being identified as potential layoffs are getting notified in one on one meetings with either their supervisor or their department director,” city spokesman Rob McNair-Huff told me this morning. “…Those meeting are happening throughout the day today.”

The latest layoff estimates — 166.7 positions in all — include 47 fire department employees and 48 police employees, McNair-Huff said.

If the overall

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Tacoma: City manager candidate Malin still interested in job

As noted in a blog post Thursday,  Davenport, Iowa City Manager Craig Malin had told media in his home town this week he wasn’t sure whether he’d make the trip to Tacoma next week to interview for the city manager’s job opening.

(Malin was among five candidates named as finalists for the job by the City Council on Tuesday . Other finalists included Tacoma’s interim city manager Rey Arellano, San Antonio, Texas assistant city manager TC Broadnax, Lakewood city manager Andrew Neiditz and Augusta, Georgia city administrator Frederick L. Russell, who withdrew his candidacy on Thursday.)

The City of Tacoma

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UPDATED Tacoma: One finalist for city manager’s job withdraws, another still unsure if he’ll interview

UPDATE 12:02 a.m. Craig Malin, the Davenport, Iowa city manager and one of the finalists for Tacoma’s city manager job, has confirmed that he will participate in next week’s interviews, city spokesman Rob McNair-Huff informed The News Tribune.

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One of the five finalists to become Tacoma’s next city manager has withdrawn his candidacy for the job.

Frederick L. Russell, the city administrator of Augusta, Georgia, informed Tacoma’s recruiting consultant of his decision not to accept the city’s invitation to participate in finalist interviews next week.

“Early this afternoon, I withdrew my name from consideration,” Russell told The News Tribune today. “Basically at this point, that kind of geographical move was a little bit more ambitious than what we had initially thought after we talked about things.”

“It seemed like a great opportunity, it seemed like a great place,” Russell added. “I really was interested in the challenge. But as I worked some of the details out personally, it just wasn’t going to work.”

A second finalist for the job — Davenport, Iowa city manager Craig Malin – also reportedly isn’t sure whether he’ll make the trip to Tacoma next week. Malin told The Quad City Times and an KWQC-TV6 that he’s still deciding whether to participate in finalists interviews scheduled for next week.
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