In an attempt at both money savings and efficiency, City Manager Wyatt Shields informed the F.C. City Council Tuesday that he’s considering adopting the recommendations of consultant Susan Robinson for a management restructuring at City Hall. The change would eliminate a middleman department head system and put Shields in more direct oversight of a number of City departments.
It would revert the system back to the way it was before then-City Manager Hector Lopez reorganized it in the late 1990s, and through attrition it would save the City over $300,000, Shields said. He also noted that the City has experienced an 11 percent reduction in its workforce in the last two years due to budget cuts.