Council to Dohoney: Get it done or else
Before Milton Dohoney Jr. (pictured) was hired as Cincinnati city manager, some Council Members insisted an official job evaluation for the job be adopted.
That happened Wednesday.
Council Member Jeff Berding presented a motion -- it was adopted unanimously – that calls for city managers to be graded on about 30 items.
“The city has suffered too long,” Berding said, by not having a performance-driven evaluation of its city manager.
The evaluation, he added, is similar to one given to a chief executive officer of a major business.
The criteria includes responding to public complaints about and requests of city employees, selecting high-quality staff and keeping Council up to date on the city’s financial condition.
Dohoney will be evaluated in February, after six months on the job, by Council Members Chris Monzel, Chris Bortz, Cecil Thomas and David Crowley.
After one year on the job, Dohoney – being paid $185,000 per year to oversee a $1.2 billion annual budget – will be evaluated by a four different Council Members.