Bridgeport City Council will be searching for a new city manager after a vote of 3 to 1 to not renew city manager Kim Haws’ contract.
Discussion of Haws’ contract first appeared on the agenda in October 2018. The matter was discussed in executive session.
On Monday night, a motion to not negotiate a new contract for Haws, and to start the process of finding a replacement for the position, was put up before council.
Council passed the motion, with councilman Dustin Vincent the only one opposed. Councilman Bob Greer was absent from the meeting.
“I was rather surprised. The item was placed on the agenda without any knowledge on my part. It’s really unfortunate to me that due to small-minded politics, that we’re not able to complete some of the projects that we have coming up, and that’s unfortunate, but it’s certainly within the rights of some of those council members,” said Bridgeport City Manager Kim Haws.
Haws’ contract will officially expire in June.