Last topic! A new timeline for hiring a new city attorney. Looks like final recommendation by Oct. 5.…
The city is reopening its search after drawing only 12 applicants. They did still ID and interview 2 finalists, who also did public q&a sessions. Yikes.…
I thought they did pretty well, but I'm guessing Boulder wants an acting city attorney, not an assistant or a non-municipal attorney.
And we tend to think we're hot stuff, so *of course* we'll be able to attract a top candidate. I guess we'll see.
Oh, totally forgot this, but council *may* waive the residency requirement for this position. Like, the city attorney has to live in Boulder.
That's true for the city manager and the municipal judge, although council just OK'd waiving it for judges in the future.
Ostensibly bc it's so expensive to live here.
Brockett: Maybe add some flexibility but not waive it entirely.
Wallach: I would be supportive of a Boulder County residency requirement.
"It's preferable that they live in the city but idk that it's such a benefit for the kinds of candidates we hope to get," Wallach says.
Weaver: "I think this is pretty important, but I don't think it should be inflexible." Maybe giving a grace period? Within 3 years of taking the job?
As far as the county goes, it's quicker to get to Boulder from Broomfield than northwestern Boulder County, Weaver says. I'd be OK with it being a preference, not a requirement.
Young: I like the idea of a case-by-case basis and some exceptions.
"If we found a candidate that just totally fits the job description to a T, but they already have their dream home and are willing to drive" we should make an exception, Young says.
Nagle: Totally open to it.

Swetlik also. "Most of our staff doesn't live in Boulder. Most of our workforce doesn't live in Boulder."
So the job description will not include a strict requirement to live in Boulder.
This is for one. ofBoulder's highest paid positions, btw. Well over $200K.
Wallach: Are we doing anything dif with recruiting this time? Or just hoping for better results?
HR director Jen Sprinkle: We are changing our strategy, going a bit more national. "Initially we were hopeful we'd get someone more local, with Colorado experience who understood the city."
Yates: We've received commitments from top city officials who have relationships with attorneys in other cities. So we'll also use our city staff and their networks to cast a wider net.
Yates: "We will move quickly, but we will not be rushed."
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