Medford City Council postpones vote on City Manager

CITY COUNCIL PICMedford, Ore. — Following a three hour long meeting on Thursday night, the Medford City Council has not voted in a new City Manager.

The City is currently in contract negotiations with former Medford City Councilor and current Klamath County District Attorney Rob Patridge.

According to City Councilors, a proposal was presented to Patridge, and he countered. In an executive session Thursday afternoon, the City Council reviewed Patridge’s submission, and responded with a second offer.

“The negotiations have been taking place between Mr. Patridge, and Chuck Rohr, who’s part of our consulting team that the council hired, and the council has provided new parameters to Mr. Rohr, and he will contact Mr. Patridge, and we’ll see what will happen,” City Councilor Chris Corcoran said.

Details on the negotiations are not being released. The City Council now has three days to call a special hearing to further discuss the issue.

Patridge and the City began negotiating a contract last week. The City’s been looking to fill the position since June 5th of last year, when the Council surprised City Manager Eric Swanson by firing him in the middle of a regular meeting.

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