Broward News

Will Deerfield Beach City Manager Get Axed Tonight?

Mike Mahaney, the Deerfield Beach city manager who has been straddling a political fault line since the March 10 municipal election, is in danger of being fired at tonight's special meeting of the Deerfield Beach City Commission, according to a source.

There's no mention of Mahaney on the agenda released in advance of the meeting. But an addendum to that agenda provided by the City Clerk's office contains two additional agenda items -- one of which is a "performance evaluation for the city manager."

Mahaney was hired in April 2007, following the ouster of Larry Deetjen, who had attracted criticism for his ties to powerful developers.

It will be the last Deerfield Beach Commission meeting before it returns from summer recess, August 4.

UPDATE: Mahaney lives to manage another day!

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Thomas Francis