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Dr. Straub, who has been eerily quiet since his resignation announcement in April, was supposed to be cleaning out his office tomorrow and heading for another locality. According to the Indianapolis Star, Straub is going to likely be here until a successor is found--whenever that is.
It doesn't sound like there's any sense of urgency to find his replacement. Straub is, according to the Seattle Times, a finalist for the Spokane, Washington police chief job. The Times reports that Straub was in town on July 25 for an interview.
If he doesn't get that job, the Ballard Administration could continue to drag its feet on replacing Dr. Straub. I would have to say that if I was someone who thought I was getting another position, I wouldn't commit to stay on here. The Star article is ambiguous as to whether or not Straub agreed to stay on, but the city is apparently trying to keep him.
I guess we will see what happens from here.