Norfolk City Council is expected to interview potential city managers

Norfolk is looking for a new City manager and interviews are happening on Tuesday.

NORFOLK, Va. (WVEC) -- On June 27, Norfolk's City Council is expected to interview finalists for the city manager's job in a closed-door meeting.

According to our partner's at The Virginian-Pilot, Doug Smith, who has been running Norfolk's government for the past six months, will be one of those interviewed.

Smith has been the temporary manager since December 1 when Marcus Jones left the position.

No other finalist's names have been released, and all interviews and debates will be in a closed meeting.

In Norfolk, the city manager is in charge of hiring and firing department heads and supervising 5,000 employees.

Once the final candidate has negotiated a salary, the council will vote during a public meeting to make the appointment official.

The council paid Ralph Andersen & Associates almost $40,000 to conduct the search for a new city council manager.

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