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Meet 8 People Who May Decide the Fates of Some City Employees

KUT News

The City of Austin is hosting a community meeting tonight to introduce the top eight applicants to serve on the Municipal Civil Service Commission.

The commission, approved in November by voters as Proposition 10, will propose personnel rules for most City of Austin employees. They will also make final decisions in the cases of city employees who are appealing disciplinary action such as being suspended or demoted.

Prop 10 established the municipal service system for City employees not covered by state civil service law. Employees already covered under the state law include the city’s Emergency Medical Services, Fire and Police.

Tonight's meet and greet will give city employees and the public the opportunity to talk with the top applicants before a final decision is made by city council. The council is expected to select the five-member commission next month.

The city's Audit and Finance Committee narrowed down the top eight applicants. The City Clerk received a total of 39 applications.

The top candidates are:

1.    Kimberlee Kovach
2.    Pamela Lancaster
3.    Zenobia Orimoloye
4.    Teresa Perez-Wiseley
5.    Michael Petrowsky
6.    Lynn Rubinett
7.    James “Kevin” Russell
8.    Renita Sanders

Tonight's meet and greet is from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Town Lake Center on 721 Barton Springs Rd.

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