LEANDER CITY COUNCIL

Leander plans special meeting Monday to discuss City Manager Kent Cagle's employment

The Leander City Council will hold a special meeting Monday, May 20, to discuss the employment of City Manager Kent Cagle and possibly appoint an interim city manager.
The Leander City Council will hold a special meeting Monday, May 20, to discuss the employment of City Manager Kent Cagle and possibly appoint an interim city manager.
Scott W. Coleman
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(Editor's note: This is a developing story. It will be updated as more details become available.)

The Leander City Council plans to hold a special meeting Monday morning to discuss the employment of Leander City Manager Kent Cagle in a move one former city council member expects will result in Cagle being fired. 

According to an agenda posted Friday morning, the council will "deliberate the employment of the City Manager and the appointment of an interim City Manager."

The meeting is scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday, May 20 at the Pat Bryson Municipal Hall, located at 201 N. Brushy Street in Leander. 

Leander Public Information Officer Mike Neu confirmed the agenda item was brought at the discretion of Mayor Troy Hill. Neu also confirmed Cagle has not announced any resignation nor has Cagle filed any paperwork related to a resignation.

Former Council Member Jeff Seiler said he has talked personally with several city employees, who believe intent of the meeting is to fire Cagle.

Calls to Cagle and Hill on Friday morning have not yet been returned, however Community Impact reported Friday that Hill said that “[The meeting] is to discuss the performance and direction that the city wants to go.” 

The meeting will be a fresh test for the three new council members — Kathryn Pantalion-Park, Jason Shaw and Chris Czerznek — who were sworn into office Thursday night for their first city council meeting.

Cagle was hired as city manager in 2011 and started work on November 29, 2011. He had previously been city manager of Duncanville, a city of approximately 40,000 just south of Dallas. Cagle began his public service career with the City of Lubbock in 1987, later working in the Dallas suburbs of Plano and Carrollton before spending 10 years as city manager in Duncanville.

Cagle replaced Anthony “Biff Johnson” in Leander. Johnson passed away in 2011 after serving as city manager for seven years.

Earlier this year, David Carroll was named assistant city manager in Leander, replacing Tom Yantis, who left in September 2018 for a post in Taylor.

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