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Delray Beach still looking for city manager, assistant city manager

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Posted at 5:05 PM, Sep 16, 2019

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. — Delray Beach is still looking for a city manager after negotiations with negotiations with Michael Cernechstopped.

Last week, Mayor Shelly Petrolia said Cernech did not want to negotiate his demands with her and the city attorney.

“The emotions ran high last week, there was a lot of disappointment in the way this process ended up working out,” said Delray Beach resident Joy Howell.

Howell said everyone she knows is disappointed the city is still without a city manager after Mark Lauzier was fired last March.

She said she would like to see the city move forward without using any more tax dollars.

"They still have two really good finalists," said Howell.

Commissioner Adam Frankel said he agrees with moving on.

“It doesn't really matter what happened. It is how do we correct it and move forward?” said Frankel, who added he's confident the city will find the right fit for the city. “While we have a few bumps in the road, we are doing a great job."

Delray Beach will also be looking for a new assistant city manager after Caryn Gardner-Young resigned under speculation she had employees help her at her home before the hurricane.

The city commission will meet Tuesday at 4 p.m. at Delray Beach City Hall.