For a city manager candidate who said he fell in love with Wichita, Robert Layton sure seems to be having trouble deciding whether he wants to move here – which isn’t a good sign. The Wichita City Council voted last week to offer Layton the city manager job. But Layton, city manager at Urbandale, Iowa, is unsure now whether he wants it. On Friday he said he would have an answer first thing Monday morning. Then today he said he needed until after Thanksgiving to decide. Why the indecision?
For Layton, one understandable concern was that only four of seven City Council members voted for him. But as Mayor Carl Brewer and others have explained, the split vote reflected the quality of the three finalists for the job, not a lack of confidence in Layton.
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