City hall is buzzing this morning about the official announcement that a young guy from Mayor Richard Daley’s office in Chicago has been hired as the new deputy city manager. Sadhu Johnston has gotten lots of glowing press in the States for his leadership in giving Chicago the reputation as a leading green city.
I’ll have a fuller story on him in the Globe tomorrow, but in the meantime, here’s the brief story on his departure from the Chicago Sun-Times, a link to a video of a speech he gave in Chicago a couple of years ago, and the internal memo from city manager Penny Ballem that got sent out quickly today to staff. (Announcement wasn’t supposed to be until later this week but the news leaked out in Chicago that he was leaving.)
From: Ballem, Penny
To: Corporate Management Team (COV) – DL; Au, Wendy; Coulson, Marg; Hui, Tony; Kay, Monica; Aujla, Bill; Anton, Suzanne; Cadman, David; Chow, George; Deal, Heather; Jang, Kerry; Louie, Raymond; Meggs, Geoff; Reimer, Andrea; Robertson, Gregor; Stevenson, Tim; Woodsworth, Ellen
Cc: Magee, Michael; Quinlan, Kevin; Dobrinskaya, Maria; Stewart, Wendy; CMT Admin Assts – DL; Lee, Daisy; Weidema, Michelle
Sent: Tue Sep 01 13:12:51 2009
Subject: Appointment of New Deputy City Manager
City of Vancouver