Assistant City Manager Brumback to Leave Clearwater
By Carl Wagenfohr
CLEARWATER - Gary Brumback, Clearwater's Assistant City Manager since 2000, has accepted the job of City Manager of Baytown, Texas. City Manager Bill Horne made the announcement to the City Council via the city's email system on Tuesday.
Brumback's tenure with Clearwater was not without controversy. He was suspended for one week without pay for sending a vicious and profanity-laced email to the operators of a web site critical of the city's treatment of its firefighters.
Brumback has also been reprimanded for abusing the city's email system with a series of exchanges with another city employee, discussing personal investments and sharing racy photos and jokes.
Baytown, located on Galveston bay about 30 miles from Houston, has a population of about 70,000. According to a press release issued by the City of Baytown, "Mr. Brumback's 20 year service history in the military and 8 year tenure in public administration has given him a strong background in strategic planning, performance management and emergency management."
Brumback will remain employed by Clearwater through the end of August. His replacement has not yet been named; "I plan to replace him within a reasonable period of time," Horne wrote in his email to the Council.
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