Press the “Play” button to hear full, raw audio of Monday night’s (Oct. 10) special Burien City Council session: [embed]http://jonlehman.synology.me:8666/BtownBlog/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/BurienCC-101016.mp3[/embed] [caption id="attachment_104815" align="aligncenter" width="490"] Former Des Moines City Manager Tony Piasecki (left), laughs during a lighter moment at Monday night’s special city council session. Seated to his leftÂ is fellow candidate David Johnston. Photo by Scott Schaefer.[/caption] By Jack Mayne Photos by Scott Schaefer After an hour-plus interview of two candidates, the Burien City Council voted 5-0 Monday night (Oct. 10) to appoint retired Des Moines City Manager Tony Piasecki as interim manager of Burien, replacing the fired Kamuron Gurol. The vote was unanimous. City Councilmembers Debi Wagner was excused early, and Stephen Armstrong was absent from the meeting. The two candidates the Council interviewed were Piasecki, who retired in August after 20 years on the Des Moines staff â€“ the last seven as city manager â€“ and David Johnston, who formerly was city manager of Maple Valley. Neither candidate was interested in filling the permanent city manager position that the Burien Council has yet to formulate a plan to fill. Gurol left the city staff last week, but a separation agreement is still being negotiated between the city attorney and Gurol. The attorney will negotiate a temporary city manager agreement with Piasecki, who is expected to take over the interim job in a couple of weeks after a previously-scheduled vacation trip. ]]>
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