In search of a public works director
League City is continuing to interview candidates for its interim public works director job.
Interim city administrator Marcus Jahns has already interviewed one candidate for the position and will interview another tomorrow, Mayor Toni Randall said. He will decide who is hired for the temporary post, she said.
"That's his job," Randall said. "I know nothing about hiring a public works director. I just don't know so why would I be stepping out there trying to hire someone. That'd be crazy."
The city has been without a public works director since last month when Larry Herbert resigned to accept a job as a navy consultant to the government of Kuwait.
The city's public works department has been heavily criticized in recent months for flooding in the city, mandatory water rationing, and for problems at a pump station on Texas 3.
Randall said Jahns is well aware that the city needs to fill its interim public works director position quickly. She said she would like it addressed within the next month.
"He's pushing this," Randall said. "He knows we need someone."
Randall stressed that the interim public works director will only have a job temporarily.
"It's a position that needs to be filled by our new city administrator when they're hired on," she said.
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