EXCLUSIVE: Four finalists now confirmed for Austin city manager


Austin begins interviewing nine candidates for city manager Tuesday morning — going to great lengths to keep them secret and fighting requests for public information about the search process.

The city is set to interview six men and three women for the post over the course of closed-door sessions Tuesday and Thursday at the airport Hilton.

The American-Statesman has established the identity of four candidates so far and we’re continuing to update our coverage.

Read the full story on mystatesman.com to get the latest details on the finalists and find out how Austin is working to keep the process secretive.



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