by Jim Nintzel
Looks like we’ll still have City Manager Mike Hein to kick around for a while. After all the drama that followed City Councilman Steve Leal’s e-mailed request for Hein’s resignation, the council met today and Leal delivered a quasi-apology for bungling the resignation demand, though he added that he still had frustrations with Hein.
The council agreed to look into hiring an auditor who could make sense of the city budget and vanished behind closed doors into executive session. When they emerged a few minutes ago, they voted 7-0 to support Councilwoman Karin Uhlich's motion that the council and the manager work on their communication issues “to best serve the community.”
Whether this means group counseling remains to be seen.