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O'Fallon City Administrator Keith Riesberg Fired

Assistant City Administrator Lenore Toser-Aldaz will be acting City Administrator until this issue is resolved.

O'Fallon City Administrator Keith Riesberg was terminated from his position on Thursday. 

The O’Fallon City Council voted Thursday, Jan. 10 to relieve Riesberg of his duties effective immediately, according to a news release. 

Keith Riesberg began as O'Fallon city administrator in January 2010. He previously served as city manager for Sedalia, Missouri, since 2005. 

Assistant City Administrator Lenore Toser-Aldaz will act as City Administrator until the issue is resolved.

According to a news release, the city has no further comment on the matter as it is a personnel issue.

 

 

Sscott January 12, 2013 at 03:59 PM
carpet man am not on any planet but thats whats needed, more truth in goverment.none of us beleive any goverment is trueful. we all know the years we went threw with money,deals,back room meetings no one charged or held accountable for.we all got real eye opener then. which means were not stupid or fooled this time round. how does a man hired with glowing reports,be fired behind closed doors in 3 years and all they can say is no comment,personnal issues.thats right up the alley of bullcrap and come clean mayor and staff.or we have election coming right round the corner.just maybe some was missed when city hall was cleaned out years back with election coming voters will do some more cleaning.
Lgrade January 12, 2013 at 05:18 PM
Couldn't happen to a nicer guy! What goes around comes around. Justice has been served.
Sscott January 12, 2013 at 07:05 PM
mayor its nice the new cheif of police gets along with your staff but thats not the staff or department he was hired in for. his own dept has taken a vote of no confidence in. or you hearing them?
Jim Frain January 13, 2013 at 01:53 AM
I am certain that Mr. Reisberg was stunned when this happened thursday night. Hopefully the members of our city council have given Mr. Reisberg detailed reasons for his firing and will give the voters the reasons for this firing too. The firing of CA's in O'Fallon has become a tradition for anyone who accepts this job. The average of 2-3 years is the longevity of CA's & this is the way that it has been for the last 5 CA's.There is a history of poor direction for our CA's by the elected officials who are responsible for hiring & firing. Careful attention would be given to this next selection of a CA. There will be a long list of interested men & women for this position but I believe that this list will not be as full of top candidates based upon the inability of elected officials to work effectively with CA's to achieve the goals of the city. Hopefully, Mr. Riesberg was receiving direction in the areas of where the council was not pleased with his performance and given an opportunity to make corrections to the problems that were perceived by the city council. If not, shame on our elected officials for making a quick decision based upon emotion & not based upon a long period of trying to correct the problems that they experienced with Mr. Riesberg....Would you apply for a position where you knew that you would have to uproot your family and move to a new city with the knowledge that you would have a career of 2- 3 years before you were fired? I think not.
flyon the wall January 15, 2013 at 03:15 AM
The wool has been pulled over the city councils eyes by the department heads for a while now. Example... non-working Formen come into work with their crews on over time pay and Dont work. They eat lunch and hang out at the shop. Thats a waste of manpower and spending. Employees in O'Fallon need a councilman or woman to come down and talk the guys on the Streets. The constant ignorance of management not only kills the employee moral, but is a huge strain on the city residents pockets. Mr Dienoff, you should stop and talk to road crews and cops, go to city services and talk to the people on bottom they will inform you of the ignorance in the middle and top.

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