First of Gretsas’s Cronies To Leave City

    By the time George Gretsas left as the Fort Lauderdale City Manager last summer, the only question remaining was ……..
 
       ” how many of his upper management will he take with him?”


                                               
                                          Gretsas’s new City of  Homestead  picture

     
Gretsas surrounded himself with loyal underlings from the day he came to Fort Lauderdale.

     Many of those loyalists came from his old job in White Plains, N.Y. ( as Assistant to the Mayor there), and criticism of those high paid assistants he brought with him dogged Gretsas throughout his tenure with the City.

      Word leaked out today that the first of those assistants, Assistant City Manager Ted Lawson, would be leaving at the end of February. The short, one paragraph city memo said Lawson would be leaving to accept a position as Director of Operations and Support at the Cleveland Clinic. The memo said one of Gretsas’s other insiders that still remains, Kathleen Gunn, would be serving “temporarily” in Lawson’s spot.

                                 
                                            Fort Lauderdale City Hall 
                                                      
     City Hall insiders, (who spoke anonymously, of course) say they expect the rest of the “Gretsas Mafia”, (as they were sometimes referred), would most probably go soon… A hunt for a new permanent City Manager is in high gear, and most people expect the person chosen would arrive in the city with a clean slate.