Poll: How to Pick Dallas’ Next City Manager

You know, whenever A.C. Gonzalez leaves.

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In the March issue of D Magazine, Eric Celeste lays out the case for why A.C. Gonzalez, Dallas’ city manager, should resign. Or be gently pushed out the door. Or not-so-gently pushed out the door. Something.

Even if Gonzalez hangs on to his post another couple of years to guarantee himself a significantly larger pension, isn’t it likely that the Dallas City Council will then do what it did the last time it had the opportunity to hire a professional to run the place? Tap a career bureaucrat with long-time ties to, and investment in, the way that things have always run at 1500 Marilla?

Or do you believe they’d pick a true outsider for the gig? Or take even more drastic steps? More to the point of this post, what do you think they should do?



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Comments

  • dallasmay

    I’m for a strong mayor system, but I think we are going to have to wait a few more years until the next round of Charter updates to do it.

  • Thomas McNally

    I’m glad that Eric Celeste could find something else to write about. Remember those 10-12 months that Eric was the voice and expert on education in Dallas? Those were fun times. Then remember when his lone source in Dallas ISD, Mike Morath, left for the commissioner job and he hasn’t written about DISD since.

    • RAB

      Well, duh, the funding dried up when Morath left. What did you expect?

    • Thank you for your comment. It is a total burn on Eric, who I expect to respond shortly.

    • EricCeleste

      You are dumb.

      • This might just be me, Eric, but it feels a bit like you didn’t work very long on your response.

      • Larry Brautigam

        Eric, you could own it by emphasizing how important ejamication is.