By Parker Leavitt | The Republic
The uncertainty at the helm of Scottsdale’s day-to-day operations will continue after the city council for a second time failed to select a new city manager from a field of several finalists.
Scottsdale has been without a true city manager for nearly 18 months, a void that has left city government in a drawn-out “holding pattern,” according to one of the city’s top business leaders, Barrett-Jackson CEO Craig Jackson.
City council members interviewed three applicants Thursday at City Hall but declined to make a selection after an hour of private discussion. Instead, the council ordered its recruitment firm, the Mercer Group, to find more candidates while retaining the three current finalists for further consideration.