A Mental Maze: what we can learn from Tarron Richardson's brief time as city manager
Tarron Richardson became city manager after a long, transparent, and rigorous hiring process, but Charlottesville never gave him a chance to succeed. Why?
"It is hard for me to see this as an issue that is so important that his disagreement with Council on this would be a cause for termination or a condition of his continued employment. If it doesn't rise to that level, we have to let him [Richardson] do his job, even if it means that he rejects Council's advice." - City Councilor Lloyd Snook, May 2020