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Stimpson Reveals New City Structure
MOBILE, Ala. (WPMI) Mobile's new mayor plans to do some restructuring of city government. Mayor Sandy Stimpson unveiled his plan Friday afternoon. It includes the creation of three new executive director positions.
Weeks ago he told you his plans to hire an Executive Director of Public Safety. Friday Mayor Stimpson said he's also looking for an Executive Director of Planning and Development and an Executive Director of Information Technology.
"Well in the corporate world and in most cities the IT function, which is one of the new ones, has a seat at the mayor's table because it connects everything today. And without having a seat at the mayor's table in the previous administration, they were not privy to information until much later after decisions were made," said Stimpson.
Friday it was out with the old government organizational chart and in with the new; shaking things up by moving positions, departments and responsibilities around a bit.
"Once it's implemented it should significantly improve the efficiency of departments and level of customer service we provide our tax payers," said Stimpson.
Stimpson said this is draft 10 of the government structure plan, developed after taking weeks of input from city employees.
"We found out on the campaign, that we need to do a better job in the area of urban development especially in the area of permitting and we felt like by having them go directly to an executive director, who is accountable for that, it's going to be more efficient and more effective," he said.
The three executive director positions up for grabs all have salaries set at $110,000 per year.
Mayor Stimpson said he just formed an IT committee that met Thursday. That group is charged with finding a new software system for the city and an IT Executive Director.
Another change under his new structure requires all executive directors to report directly to the mayor, instead of reporting to the chief of staff like they did before.
The new plan also dissolves the Community Affairs Division and the Cultural and Civic Development Division that existed under Mayor Sam Jones.
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