GEORGE KENNEDY: New city manager best candidate of strong field

Thursday, March 24, 2011 | 1:19 p.m. CDT; updated 11:52 a.m. CDT, Friday, March 25, 2011

COLUMBIA — We’ve all read by now the celebratory and self-congratulatory comments of our mayor and his City Council colleagues on the successful and conflict-free search for our next city manager. By this time next year, we’ll know whether Mike Matthes is really as good as they all seem to expect.