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Ithaca’s city manager search is underway, but still doesn’t have a salary attached

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The City of Ithaca has begun its search for a city manager, a position that will play a central role in the city’s transition to a new governance structure starting in 2024.


The Common Council unanimously approved the creation of this position, deferring the decision on salary to a later date, according to reporting last week by the Ithaca Voice.

This follows a November 2022 referendum where residents approved the transition to a city manager form of governance.

In this new structure, the city manager will oversee city functions, a role previously held by the mayor’s office. Mayor Laura Lewis indicated that the city manager’s salary would likely surpass that of the current chief of staff.