The council voted in April against appointing one of the two remaining finalists and did not vote on the other.
McQuillan resigned after revelations emerged that he interfered with the search process, including contacting one of the finalists during the finalist’s interview before the City Council and contacting at least one of that candidate’s references. The reference withdrew his recommendation days after McQuillan’s contact.
Kopelman and Paige took over on an interim basis in July. The council voted to restart the search process, but never did.
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