Neither the Star-Telegram editorial board nor the city council were impressed with the city manager candidates. What a surprise.
The candidates were eminently qualified; they had the education and experience but just weren’t a good fit for Fort Worth.
That begs the question: What is a good fit?
Someone who can relate to our values (whatever they are). Someone who knows the city and our style for getting things done.
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Someone who would feel comfortable tearing up two brand new lanes of highway to plant trees and shrubs in a water-starved community. Someone who would willingly give up tax revenues from TIFs and abatements to satisfy a few supposed visionaries at the expense of the other 700,000 residents.
My guess is that the council will hire from within. They’ll pick a candidate who knows where their marching orders come from. No independent thinkers wanted; we tried that before.
Whoever it is, they will be adequate, and let’s face it, that’s really all those with influence want.
— Clyde Picht, Fort Worth