Letter to the Editor: ‘Mister X’ for city manager

This candidate for city manager, who garnered the most votes (7-0), not only was not included as part of Slavin’s ‘semi-finalists,’ but did not even apply to be part of this round for consideration.

The other thing that bothers me about this candidate is that, although he was continually referred to as ‘Mister X,’ and although our City Council indicated that they did not discuss this candidate previously, “Mister X’s” name and contact details were obviously known to all the councilors as well as Mr Slavin. The selection process is in question.

Mister X is recommended for the city manager position by an acquaintance who happens to be a Marco councilman. Should the other candidates even continue in their pursuit of this position; or is the decision predetermined? The candidate is deceiving his current employer, who warned him of termination if he searched for employment elsewhere. If he goes behind their backs, can we trust him as our city manager? If he must be so secretive, how can we possibly get truthful, meaningful references? And why would we pay Slavin since this candidate was not included in his semi-finalists? Mister X was on the previous headhunter’s list; we shouldn’t pay Slavin for this candidate.

Bill Harris

Marco Island

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Konfuzius writes:

" If he goes behind their backs, can we trust him as our city manager?"

The answer is NO!!!!!

Konfuzius writes:

"And why would we pay Slavin since this candidate was not included in his semi-finalists? Mister X was on the previous headhunter’s list; we shouldn’t pay Slavin for this candidate."

And if so, why shall we pay for the search of 12 candidates more? It is more and more a comedian show.

MrBreeze writes:

Mister X is probally just another "croney" looking for a good gig with a good check all on the backs of the Marco Island Taxpayer.

What better than another puppet that can be controlled by the powers that be.

Oh, by the way um my buddy needs a job. Ok lets call him Mr. X and get him on the list. Please, do they believe the people of Marco Island are that s----- or maybee they are????

Add Mr. Breeze next to Mr.X if it is that easy.

Konfuzius writes:

in response to MrBreeze:

Mister X is probally just another "croney" looking for a good gig with a good check all on the backs of the Marco Island Taxpayer.

What better than another puppet that can be controlled by the powers that be.

Oh, by the way um my buddy needs a job. Ok lets call him Mr. X and get him on the list. Please, do they believe the people of Marco Island are that s----- or maybee they are????

Add Mr. Breeze next to Mr.X if it is that easy.

The latest action brings you in a good position.
Number 13 is vacant. You can step in.

MrBreeze writes:

13 might just be my lucky number.

MarcoberryRFD writes:

Otis, Floyd, Howard, (Marcoberry City Counsel) and Gomer (Monte) at Barbershop ... Otis: "Aunt Bee's cousins Manure Hauling Truck broke, until Goober gets it fixed he can be interim City Manager"

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