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City Of Ann Arbor Names Possible Interim City Administrator

Feb 25, 2020

During a work session Monday night, Ann Arbor's city council briefly mentioned what their next steps are after they decided to end their employment agreement with City Administrator Howard Lazarus last week without cause.  89.1 WEMU's Jorge Avellan was at the meeting and has the details.


Mayor Christopher Taylor said a resolution will be presented later this week during a Council Administration Committee to recommend that Tom Crawford, the city's chief financial officer be appointed as the interim city administrator.  City Council Member Chip Smith from the 5th ward supports the idea.

Council Member Chip Smith: Luckily, Tom knows how the city works.  He's done this job before, he knows what goes into it.  So I have full confidence that if he is the individual brought forward that he will do a fantastic job.

Crawford has served as interim city administrator twice in the past.  City council would vote on the appointment in March.  

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— Jorge Avellan is a reporter for 89.1 WEMU News. Contact him at 734.487.3363 or email him javellan@emich.edu