Former MP city manager ousted from manager post in Scottsdale

She was Menlo Park city manager from 1990 to 2000

Jan Dolan, Menlo Park's city manager from 1990 to 2000, has been ousted from her post as city manager in Scottsdale, Arizona, according to news reports.

The Scottsdale City Council voted 7-0 March 18 to end Ms. Dolan's eight-year tenure, approving a severance agreement that will pay her more than $160,000.

A separation agreement is posted on Scottsdale city Web site.

Ms. Dolan declined to discuss her departure from Scottsdale with The Almanac, according to a Menlo Park employee who contacted Ms. Dolan on the Almanac's behalf.

The separation agreement between the city of Scottsdale and Ms. Dolan stresses that the agreement is "voluntary," but stories in two newspapers -- the Arizona Republic and the East Valley Tribune -- say Ms. Dolan lost support from a majority of Scottsdale council members, and her departure was inevitable.

Look for more information on, and in next week's print edition of The Almanac.


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Posted by Joanna
a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Mar 20, 2008 at 3:43 pm

$160k? While still too high, it is a good $90k less than the $250k that our City Manager makes (in salary and benefits).

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