"Do they not go astray who devise evil?
But mercy and truth belong to those who devise good."
Holy mid-August Friday afternoon document dump:
Austin City Manager Marc Ott leaving for Washington job
The most powerful man at Austin’s City Hall, Marc Ott, is out — leaving his post overseeing the municipal bureaucracy for a prestigious job running a Washington D.C. association.
Ott’s announcement Friday came more than a month after he told the City Council he was a finalist for the executive director position with the International City/County Management Association, which advocates and lobbies for local governments and their managers. He will start at the post Oct. 31.
Ott’s decision to leave comes just a month after the City Council gave him a $22,000 raise, bumping his pay and benefits to $361,000 annually. His predecessor at the ICCMA made $478,000 in 2013, the group’s tax returns show.We'll have more to say about his replacement as appropriate as the process unfolds, but our initial two cents is that this is probably a case where turnover for the sake of turnover is a good thing regardless of who replaces him.
Bottom Line: Don't let the door hit you in the rear end....