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Professional group censures Safety Harbor city manager for ethical violations



A national professional group censured City Manager Matt Spoor Tuesday for leaving a job he took with St. Petersburg after only six weeks and for interfering in Safety Harbor's attempt to recruit a replacement city manager.

The International City/County Management Association accused Spoor of three ethics violations, saying it was "inappropriate and unprofessional" for him to sign on as director of management and budget for St. Petersburg in January 2012, only to resign six weeks later.

The ICMA, based in Washington, D.C., wrote in a news release that Spoor "provided insufficient justification" for leaving the position so soon.

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[Last modified: Tuesday, April 2, 2013 8:16pm]


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