Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

Council Appoints Deck City Manager

Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

Council Appoints Deck City Manager

Article excerpt

The Oklahoma City Council made it official Tuesday and named Glenn Deck as the city's new city manager, effective in January when incumbent Don Bown retires.

Deck, who currently serves as an assistant city manager and finance director, will earn $108,000 annually, plus a yearly $7,000 auto allowance. He also will receive a severance package should he be terminated in the future.

Deck was considered by many at City Hall to be a virtual shoo-in for the job as he has received high marks from staffers and council members alike for his handling of the city's budget. Bown, who has served as city manager longer than anyone in Oklahoma City's history, announced in September he would be stepping down. Deck said he obviously was "excited about taking on the job" and called it a great opportunity, but admitted there were challenges. The city's $300 million Metropolitan Area Projects plan and dwindling sales tax revenues are two items that bear close scrutiny. …

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