City of Columbia interviewing city manager candidates

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - The City of Columbia is looking for a new city manager and they held video phone interviews today.

Mayor Bob Coble tells WIS News 1- right now the field of candidates is in the 10 to 15 range. He says there are lot of great candidates.

The city is looking for someone with a good financial background and a visionary.

As for a timeline, he says they hope to have a decision soon.

"I myself have raised the issue of waiting until after the mayor's race since we'll have a new mayor. But I think council would like to proceed forward," said Coble.

Coble says the city hopes to narrow the group down to finalists.

Then, they plan to have public meetings for people who live in Columbia to meet the candidates

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