OMG last item: Update on the city attorney search!
Friend, Yates (subcommittee) recommending continuing the search process. They didn't get enough applicants (12) and were apparently unhappy with the 2 finalists.
Wow. Interesting.
This is based on public feedback, Friend says.

Here were the finalists:…
City is going to rewrite its marketing or whatever documents to better highlight the "exciting" things Boulder is doing and re-release it with, hopefully, broader reach.
Friend says they would like to have the post filled by October.
I've not seen this happen before — but I've only done one of these, for the city manager. We got 60 applicants for that and only 12 for city attorney.
Wallach: Why do we think we'll get a better pool of candidates if we try again?
Friend: I'd hate to use the word better. Our previous candidates were competent attorneys.
HR director Jen Sprinkle: We would look at candidates from municipalities that are more similar to Boulder. We'll have a dif approach in advertising, including social media campaign.
Before, Sprinkle says, we were looking in the state of Colorado. But I think we can look for candidates nationally.
Wallach: I understand why we'd want a municipal attorney, but should that be disqualifying?
Sprinkle: Certainly, private sector attorneys would be welcome to apply.
Prob would take a big pay cut, tho. Even tho city attorney is one of the highest paid positions. ($200K+)
Wallach asking more qs. Still doesn't believe we'll get more applicants, which... we might not. I guess we'll see.
Young: I do think municipal experience is critical. The person would have to be learning the city as well as what it's like to be a municipal attorney.
Just want to point out that the same firm did our city manager search and city attorney search. So it's unlikely their methodology changed in between. 60 candidates vs. 12.... maybe ppl just aren't interested.
Anyway, that's all for this one.
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