Charlottesville’s City manager, Dr. Tarron Richardson, resigned today. Will we ever know the who, what, where, why, when and how?
Sandy Hausman of WVTF asked:
Is there something particularly difficult about managing in Charlottesville. I know in general local government management tends to move around a lot, but it is a tough situation when you are reporting to both the Council and to the voters in a sense but is Charlottesville particularly challenging, is it a bunch of people who are too smart for their own good? Why would you say that we have had so much turnover? I’d like to hear from both the manager and the Mayor on that…
And so, the City Manager leaves the city in his heel dust. Leaves with a $205,000 severance check and his health insurance paid for the coming twelve months.
Losing Battles (Washington Post, 2/20/2000) Mary McGrory
“People who complained that New Hampshire was no place for a presidential primary just haven’t been to South Carolina. The flinty Granite State has its faults, but it looks like an island of tolerance compared with this capital of implacability, fierce fundamentalism and dirty politics.”