Malin prepares to leave Davenport City Administrator post on Friday

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Embattled Davenport City Administrator Craig Malin will likely leave his job on Friday, June 26, 2015.

Davenport aldermen revealed the deal on Wednesday morning.

They call it a "Succession, Transition and Separation Agreement."

They're planning to make it official with a vote on Wednesday evening.

"We were just continually trying to figure out what is the best solution for Davenport," said Alderman-at-Large Jason Gordon.

Malin intends to sign the severance package topping $300,000.Aldermen announce Malin departure 6-24-15

"I think our goal today is to try to put our best foot forward,"  Gordon said.  "Try to make the best of a bad situation."

Malin writes that he is moving forward positively, not resigning in response to Mayor Bill Gluba's request.

"There comes a time when conditions are such that a change is necessary," said Third Ward Alderman Bill Boom. "The council felt that. The mayor felt that."

The situation reaching a boiling point over cost approval for Elmore Avenue's expansion to the new Rhythm City Casino.

But at least two aldermen say that issue remains up in the air.

"Nowhere can I find anything that holds the city responsible for paying for the grading of the casino site," said Second Ward Alderman Bill Edmond.

Malin's record-setting 14-year run as city administrator will end.

The city will launch a national search for a replacement.

Assistant City Administrator Corri Spiegel will serve in a limited basis for the interim.

"When the mayor expresses a lack of confidence in the city administrator, I think that makes it awfully difficult to continue on as if nothing happened," Gordon said.

A controversial time in Davenport's history that's now ready for the final vote.

 

 

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