Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Wharton Mum on Sammons Hire

Posted By on Tue, Mar 3, 2015 at 2:29 PM

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Memphis Mayor A C Wharton gave no comment Tuesday on Monday’s revelation that he offered the city’s chief administrative officer position to local businessman Jack Sammons.

“I am not going to be offering any additional comment on that,” Wharton said. “We’re still talking and hopefully later in the week…there are still a number of things that need to be ironed out to mutual satisfaction, both sides.”

Wharton did say that more information around the decision could surface later this week. But, he said, Sammons has been traveling as they haven’t had a face to face meeting in some time.

Decisions lay before him and his team, Wharton said, as to Sammons’ role in the administration.

Wharton was asked if the shake-up was part of a larger reorganization in his administration.

“It’s possible,” Wharton said.

Sammons would step into the CAO position, which is currently filled by George Little. If Sammons was hired, Little would likely step into the role of the city's chief operating officer and would focus on several special projects for the city.    

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