Austin City Council set to move forward on vote to remove City Manager
The Austin City Council will move forward with a vote to fire City Manager Spencer Cronk following his response to this month's winter storm, District 4 council member Chito Vela confirmed to KVUE.
Austin Mayor Kirk Watson and three council members have placed on their agenda paying Cronk a severance of a one-year salary and will discuss a "transition plan for an interim city manager."
"I am Austin's city manager and no actions have been taken by the mayor and city council to change my responsibilities or role," City Manager Cronk said in a recent statement. "I continue to be focused on serving this community and leading our dedicated workforce."
KVUE is independently reaching out to each council member's office for an indication of their intentions in any upcoming vote, but none have been willing to reveal their position. Sources in multiple council members' offices indicate to KVUE there is support to proceed with Cronk's firing.
Cronk's position is under review after a winter storm slammed Central Texas this month and left hundreds of thousands of customers without power for over a week. The majority of people who had lost power were Austin Energy customers.
Read the full story and watch the video at KVUE.com.