I'll have more on this later, but the deal that Mayor Art Ward and the City Council generally agreed to support -- hiring two former city attorneys to replace two lawyers who are resigning a month's end -- appears to be dead.
Dean Kilbourne, a former city attorney, told Ward he can't take the part-time position because of family responsibilities, according to the mayor.
Ward still wants to pursue hiring another former city attorney, Edward Krawiecki, Jr, to take a part-time assistant city attorney slot. He said the city needs the continuity and experience Krawiecki offers.
But it's not clear the Democratic-controlled council will back Krawiecki without Kilbourne taking the top attorney post.
While officials scramble to work something out, Ward said he plans to advertise the city attorney's job to see who might be interested in the $33,00-a-year position.
I'd take it, except what I know about the law mostly is that reading legal decisions can put any sane person to sleep in no time. And, of course, I'm not an attorney, though I came frighteningly close to being one once upon a time.
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