Dallas City Manager A.C. Gonzalez has promised to resign come January, a development that will not surprise D Magazine readers. In March I wrote the following:
Now that Gonzalez, 64, is nearing retirement age, he can leave with a pension tied to that high salary so long as he earns it for three years—meaning he has a year left before we start hearing rumblings that Gonzalez will want to hand his job to the next longtime Dallas employee waiting at the trough.
Now, I was wrong in that I thought he’d wait until nearer that date to turn in his notice. I thought he wouldn’t want to look like a short-timer making a play for the most coin. My bad. I underestimated the zero effs Gonzalez has left to give. Still, in that column, I called on the city council to fire Gonzalez so we wouldn’t get to this point, but they did not listen and we are going to suffer for their inaction. The lesson: always do what I say.Read More