Commissioner Says City Is Not Trying To Force Out Manager

Mar 16, 2015

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The Tallahassee Commission is considering plans to replace City Manager Anita Favors-Thompson when she retires.

Tallahassee Commissioner Curtis Richardson says he wants to add a transition discussion to next week’s city commission meeting agenda for City Manager Anita Favors-Thompson’s eventual departure. He says local government should know how to replace appointed officials who leave office.

“So regardless what happens if there’s a retirement, resignation you know, God forbid, a death in any of those appointed positions we’re prepared to move forward—with a succession plan,” Richardson says.

Favors-Thompson has indicated she might step down in the next few months. Richardson says he wants to open selection to the entire nation. Favors-Thompson has been city manager since 1997. She oversees the city’s nearly 700 million dollar budget.