Three weeks after firing longtime city manager Russell Allen, the Raleigh City Council will begin its search for his replacement on Tuesday.
The council will hold a special meeting at 10 a.m. Tuesday for a presentation by the UNC School of Government about how the selection process might work.
With the exception of Councilman John Odom, who served when Allen was appointed in 2001, the process is a new one for current council members.
This month, the council will need to select an interim city manager to take over when Allen leaves June 30. They'll also decide whether to bring in a national search firm to help recruit candidates, Mayor Nancy McFarlane said recently.
McFarlane says the council hasn't yet decided whether finalists' names will be made public, as was the case when the city sought a new police chief earlier this year. In that search, the top candidates came to Raleigh for a public forum before the hire was made.
"I’m very interested in the public’s input," McFarlane said, but "I don’t want to exclude anyone who may be interested in coming but has not told anyone where they (currently work)."