Willie Carden http://wvxu.org en Carden withdraws: Search for new city manager back on http://wvxu.org/post/carden-withdraws-search-new-city-manager-back <p>Cincinnati Parks Director Willie Carden has informed Mayor John Cranley he's withdrawing from consideration to be the next city manager, according to a statement from the Mayor's spokesman.<br /> Fri, 06 Dec 2013 20:02:49 +0000 Mark Heyne 20470 at http://wvxu.org Vote to confirm new city manager delayed http://wvxu.org/post/vote-confirm-new-city-manager-delayed <p>Cincinnati Council will not vote Wednesday to confirm Willie Carden as the next city manager.</p><p>Mayor John Cranley announced the delay Tuesday just before Council's Rules Committee was scheduled to interview Carden and take a vote.</p><p>Cranley said he was delaying the vote because he did not realize some council members had not seen an ordinance that will exempt Carden from living in the city.</p><p>"To make sure that Council has time to digest the ordinances," Cranley said. "And that all of you have the opportunity to meet with Mr. Carden individually before taking a vote."</p> Tue, 03 Dec 2013 21:08:18 +0000 Jay Hanselman 20349 at http://wvxu.org Vote to confirm new city manager delayed Cranley selects Parks Director Carden for city manager http://wvxu.org/post/cranley-selects-parks-director-carden-city-manager <p><strong>UPDATE: 11/27, 3 p.m. </strong></p><p>At a crowded press conference inside Krohn Conservatory Wednesday afternoon, Mayor-elect John Cranley named his new city manager - parks director Willie Carden, a long-time city employee.</p><p>Carden's appointment is likely to be confirmed by the new city council on Wednesday.</p><p>"I wanted somebody I knew would be an operations guy,'' Cranley told the crowd of business leaders, politicians, and park board employees. "I think most of us believe that the parks department is one of the best run operations in the city."</p> Wed, 27 Nov 2013 17:33:31 +0000 Howard Wilkinson 20158 at http://wvxu.org Cranley selects Parks Director Carden for city manager