Wave of retirements approaching U.S. cities, experts say

12/4/2012 | Tampa Bay Times (St. Petersburg, Fla.)

Many city managers in St. Petersburg, Fla., are approaching retirement age and the city could have trouble replacing them once they leave, critics say. More than half of the city's managers have been employed by the city for at least 25 years, during which time they accumulated extensive insider knowledge about how the city operates, this article says. Other cities in the U.S. are experiencing similar challenges, leading the Florida City and County Management Association to refer to the issue as the "quiet crisis."

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Tampa Bay Times (St. Petersburg, Fla.)