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10/18/2013

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UNCERTAIN FUTURE County Administrator Randall Reid and the commissioners prepare for the start of a meeting in Venice. Photo by Norman Schimmel COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR RANDALL REID WILL FACE A BIG TEST NEXT WEEK AS THE COMMISSIONERS DISCUSS HIS LATEST EVALUATION — WITH THREE HAVING EXPRESSED SIGNIFICANT CONCERNS By Roger Drouin County Editor With three county commissioners questioning County Administrator Randall Reid's job performance, Reid finds himself in a precipitous position heading into the Wednesday, Oct. 23, County Commission meeting. Barbetta, who gave Reid an overall "below average/satisfactory" rating. "In fairness to Mr. Reid, he is entitled to review [the evaluations] and see what approach he wants to take," Barbetta told The Sarasota In evaluations made public this week, News Leader — "whether he wants to address C h a i r w o m a n C a r o l y n M a s o n a n d all of the issues." Commissioners Joe Barbetta and Christine The three commissioners who gave Reid those Robinson gave the county's CEO a below-avbelow average marks noted problems ranging erage rating for his overall job performance from low employee morale to miscommunifrom April to September of this year. cation with the board on key developments An item about the evaluations is on the agenda or issues. f o r We d n e s d a y 's Reid took over as meeting. I have concerns that [Randall administrator in late "Mr. Reid should have Reid is] no longer a good fit for Sarasota January 2012 in the wake of a scandal in the an opportunity to County Government. county's Procurement review all five evaluaDepartment. Former tions, and we should Carolyn Mason Chairwoman County Administrator have a healthy disSarasota County Commission Jim Ley resigned in cussion about it," said

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