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  O-6
  ORIGINAL ORDER
  IN CITY COUNCIL
  December 3, 2012
COUNCILLOR MAHER
COUNCILLOR CHEUNG
COUNCILLOR REEVES
COUNCILLOR TOOMEY
MAYOR DAVIS
COUNCILLOR DECKER

WHEREAS: City Manager Robert W. Healy has notified the City Council of his intent to retire as of June 30, 2013 after 32 years in that position; and
     
WHEREAS: The City of Cambridge's current executive leadership team led by Mr. Healy and Mr. Rossi has one of the longest tenures of any municipal leadership team not only in the Commonwealth but in the nation; and 
    
WHEREAS: The City Council has committed to conducting an in depth "community visioning and engagement" process at this important juncture and prior to commencing a formal executive search; and
    
WHEREAS: The City Council would like to ensure that during these fiscally challenging and uncertain times Cambridge will continue to thrive and provide new opportunities; and  
    
WHEREAS: The City Council would like to make this leadership transition as seamless as possible for residents, the business community and city staff; and 
     
WHEREAS: Planning for the 2014 fiscal budget is fast approaching with initial meetings scheduled to begin on December 5, 2012; and  
 
WHEREAS: The City will benefit from proven leadership, talent and experience as the City is currently in the process of a number of major initiatives including planning studies in Central and Kendall Squares and an aggressive capital improvement plan to rebuild several schools; now therefore be it    
     
ORDERED: That the City Council hereby appoint Richard C. Rossi as City Manager of the City of Cambridge, Massachusetts beginning on July 1, 2013 for a period of three years ending on June 30, 2016; and be it further
    

ORDERED:

That City Manager Robert W. Healy work collaboratively with Mr. Rossi in the development of the Fiscal Year 2014 budget, a budget that Mr. Rossi will ultimately be charged with administering; and be it further 
     

ORDERED:

That the City Council continue its work to develop a comprehensive "community visioning and engagement" process; and be it further 
      
ORDERED: That a contract which sets forth, inter alia, the provisions specified above, shall be provided by the Chair of the Government Operations and Rules Committee to the City Council for approval no later than January 7, 2013.

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