Vote on City Manager T.C. Broadnax’s Employment Status Set for June 22

Dallas City Council will consider on June 22 whether or not to fire or discipline city manager T.C. Broadnax.

Mayor Eric Johnson and council members Paula Blackmon, Gay Donnell Willis, and Cara Mendelsohn sent separate memos calling for a closed session June 15 after the body’s regularly-scheduled staff briefings. 

Johnson’s memo says the special meeting is called to “discuss and evaluate the performance of City Manager T.C. Broadnax.” During an executive session, the council will discuss and either return to open session to close the meeting or vote to fire or discipline Broadnax.

The other memo, signed by Blackmon, Donnell Willis, and Mendelsohn, says the group will “consider taking appropriate action related to the performance of city manager including discipline or removal.”

Since then, Johnson sent an email to City Council on June 14 saying the city secretary shared in a report that some members wanted their names removed from the memorandum requesting the executive session.

Broadnax, in a statement, said that “periodic performance review is critical to [him] and all city employees to demonstrate progress and ensure transparency for our residents, taxpayers, and stakeholders.”

Editor’s note: This story was updated on June 15, 2022 to reflect the evaluation being moved back a week, following waning support from City Council members.

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