City Manager Ron LeBlanc

Durango City Council may use hiring firm to fill manager position

Durango City Council may seek help from an independent hiring firm in its search for a new city manager. Councilors directed staff Tuesday to explore what would be required of City Council, city...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ethics board to investigate complaint against Durango city manager

Durango’s Board of Ethics opened an inquiry Wednesday into whether City Manager Ron LeBlanc violated ethics rules when he sold his house with a brokerage co-owned by a city councilor. A complaint...

DATE: Sept. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango City Council adopts specific policy goals to guide staff

Durango City Council’s policy goals changed this week for the first time in five years, despite an almost $30 million revenue increase since 2014. Most of the money the city spends to keep services...

DATE: Sept. 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Where can homeless residents sleep in Durango?

Homeless residents in Durango take refuge wherever they can – remote hillsides around the city, bathrooms or lobbies, neighborhood alleyways and pedestrian footpaths. It’s been more than six months...

DATE: Aug. 31, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colleagues praise, criticize city manager’s tenure

Durango City Manager Ron LeBlanc, who announced this week he plans to retire early next year, could be described as a bulwark – firm and emboldened with a lot of experience. Just ask the people...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango ethics board clears councilor; keeps screening complaint against city manager

The Durango Board of Ethics cleared City Councilor Chris Bettin of ethical wrongdoing Friday in relation to his brokerage’s sale of the city manager’s house. The unanimous decision from five...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango City Manager Ron LeBlanc announces retirement

Durango City Manager Ron LeBlanc, who has served as the city’s top administrator for more than a decade, announced this week he plans to retire early next year. The announcement came Tuesday...

DATE: Aug. 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

How’s the city manager doing? Councilors seek public comments

Just one comment. That’s all the feedback Durango City Manager Ron LeBlanc said he’s gotten from the public in the 11 years he’s run the city, at least through official channels. City Council wants...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Second ethics complaint filed with city of Durango

An ethics complaint was filed this week with the Durango Clerk’s Office, the second allegation of wrongdoing in less than a month. The two complaints – one filed Aug. 2 and the second submitted...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango denies request to view ethics complaint

The Durango Clerk’s Office on Friday denied a Colorado Open Records Act request to review an ethics complaint that was filed last week, saying the document is privileged and confidential. The...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Residents voice wish list for Durango spending priorities

Durango City Manager Ron LeBlanc said a “record number” residents showed up Thursday at City Hall for a preliminary budget meeting with a collective wish list for municipal spending. More than half...

DATE: Aug. 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango City Council drafts job evaluations for top officials

Durango’s city manager may soon be under a more watchful eye as the City Council mulls dozens of evaluation criteria for the municipality’s top administrator. Five city councilors identified more...

DATE: Aug. 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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