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.
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