Written by Amanda Casanova
The City will wait to hire a fire chief until a new city manager is permanently hired, thus marking a series of appointments that could signal change in City operations.
City officials said recently they wanted the new city manager to make a decision on a fire chief. The City Council will then be asked to confirm the nomination.
Already, the City is working on creating a profile for the new fire chief, Jose Madrigal, strategic services team directors for the City, explained, but that process has just started.
“It’s a time consuming process and we’re at the preliminary stages,” Madrigal said.
Former Fire Chief Mario Molina stepped down as head of the fire department in August 2012 amid criticism from the Irving Professional Fire Fighters Association and alleged questions from the FBI about his disciplinary procedures.