The Tucson City Council will hold an executive session at 10 a.m. today to discuss the appointment of its next city manager, according to the city clerk’s office.
Berkeley City Manager Jim Keene tops the list, confidential sources told the Arizona Star, in a story printed by the paper Tuesday.
Tucson Councilmember Jose Ibarra is quoted in Tuesday’s Tucson Citizen, the city’s afternoon paper, also saying that Keene is that city’s choice.
The city’s mayor and council are not returning press calls until the selection is made, an aide to the mayor told the Daily Planet.
Wednesday’s Tucson Citizen reported that Ibarra is under investigation by the Arizona’s attorney general’s office for allegedly speaking to the Tucson Citizen about discussions in the executive session.
Ibarra is quoted in Wednesday’s Tucson Citizen, saying he never disclosed what went on in closed session.
“The Tucson Citizen stands by its story,” says the Wednesday story that carries no byline.