But Elson and Commissioner Gail Neidinger said they were


But Elson and Commissioner Gail Neidinger said they were

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Canada Goose sale Hiring a full time city manager would have probably cost South Pasadena at least $100,000 a year not including benefits, considering city manager salaries of other small Pinellas municipalities. Canada Goose sale

canada goose deals We are unique among small cities,” said Elson. “This (the new clerk/administrator position) is not a dramatic change at all. The commissioners are still over the departments, but we have someone to coordinate the city’s efforts.” canada goose deals.


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