We like City Manager Edward M. Augustus Jr. very much. But we’re not quite in the “Augustus or bust” camp, and wish more city councilors felt the same.
Praise for a job well done is part of professionalism. But it can go overboard.
In any well-run system, there is always room for skepticism and constructive criticism.
So we are less than enthusiastic about rushing to renew the contract of any key employee — in this case, that of Augustus.
But the push is on. The matter is the sole item on the agenda for a meeting of the City Council’s Municipal Operations Committee this Tuesday, Sept. 27.
It’s still a year before Augustus’ three-year contract, which paid him $226,084 last year, expires Oct. 3, 2017.