Carden withdraws name from city manager consideration

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Willie Carden, currently the director of Cincinnati Parks, has withdrawn his name from consideration to be the next Cincinnati city manager.

City councilman Chris Seelbach tweeted on Friday, "Mayor Cranley just let me know Willie Carden has withdrawn his name for City Manager. Disappointing. I would have voted to confirm."

Cranley held a press conference at Krohn Conservatory last week to introduce Carden as his pick. Earlier this week, city council delayed Carden's confirmation due to past ethics violations and a residency requirement that the city manager must live in the City of Cincinnati.

Former city manager, Milton Dohoney, Jr., resigned in November. He'll receive one year of severance pay as part of the deal, which totals more than $250,000.

Further details were not immediately available. We'll continue with updates to this story as we learn more.

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