The Lufkin City Council has taken its first steps to replace retiring City Manager C.G. Maclin's position.
Thursday afternoon they held an initial planning meeting to discuss the search process. A three-member panel of council members will lead the process, but the initial decision will be voted on by the entire council. The council discussed hiring an outside search firm, which could cost the city several thousand dollars. But there was some opposition to that from those who believe finding a new city manager is the city council's responsibility, not an outside firm's.
"We're going to consider an outside source team, and I'll be giving them a proposal and let them see what a proposal looks like and then we'll make a decision," said Lufkin Mayor Louis Bronaugh.