City manager leaves position 11 weeks...

City manager leaves position 11 weeks early

There are 131 comments on the Hampton Roads Daily Press story from Jan 13, 2009, titled City manager leaves position 11 weeks early. In it, Hampton Roads Daily Press reports that:

Poquoson City Manager Charlie Burgess abruptly resigned his post Monday, a week after he announced he would retire in April.

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josiah p

Hampton, VA

#1 Jan 13, 2009
a friend of tom gear bites the dust...
Amorys Wharf

Hampton, VA

#2 Jan 13, 2009
well, well I think City Council should go ahead and tell the truth on this one..........
Leaving early was decided because..........
hamptoian

Newport News, VA

#3 Jan 13, 2009
Charlie was (is) one of the good guys in Poquoson. He probably got tired of the "good old boy" way the City Council is run. He wouldn't put up with any BS or kiss anybody's a** for personal or public gain. Good luck to ya Charlie where ever you go what ever you do.

Since: Jan 08

Newport News

#4 Jan 13, 2009
Why can't we citizens in Newport News be so lucky?
Traffic

Hampton, VA

#5 Jan 13, 2009
Good luck Charlie

Since: Sep 07

Newport News

#6 Jan 13, 2009
liveluvlaugh wrote:
Why can't we citizens in Newport News be so lucky?
Because the good ole boys are sticking together in Newport News.
Sunshine

United States

#7 Jan 13, 2009
Beleive he got tired of "rudder orders" from one or more senior councilman who had the time and inclination to get involved in some issues that should have been Charlie's to call. He was a great city manager!! So long Charlie - no more Bull Island BS.

Since: Sep 07

Newport News

#8 Jan 13, 2009
Sunshine wrote:
Beleive he got tired of "rudder orders" from one or more senior councilman who had the time and inclination to get involved in some issues that should have been Charlie's to call. He was a great city manager!! So long Charlie - no more Bull Island BS.
Maybe he could run for Mayor of Newport News. We need and deserve better for our city.

Since: Sep 07

Newport News

#9 Jan 13, 2009
Or go apply for the city manager's job in Newport News. One of those two positions would greatly improve Newport News.
Bull Islander

Newport News, VA

#10 Jan 13, 2009
Gordon Hesel isn't very smart to let a guy like Charlie get away from his staff. If there was a riff between Charlie and another council member then city council should have been put in their place, reason being - Charlie has done more for and about the City of Poquoson than anyone else in a whole lot of years, That includes you Mr. Mayor. To lose him is big, real big he stood up for what the regular Joe's in Bull Island wanted and listened to their concerns, not just the wealthy who is trying to control Poquoson. Be careful residents of Poquoson because now this town gonna try and be taken over by the big $$ makers and I guarantee it won't be for the better, or for the people of Poquoson it will be for their own personal gain. I'm not saying charlie was a superman but he was a super City Manager.
Amorys Wharf

Hampton, VA

#11 Jan 13, 2009
If someone knows something here "spill it"... I just have enough common since that City Council had "something" to do with this rather Charlie was wrong or right!! Why can't the tax payers know?? I HATE COVER UPS
Bull Islander

Newport News, VA

#12 Jan 13, 2009
That's what the City of Poquoson does, anytime there is crime, currption going on they try and keep it hush, hush because they want everyone else to think Poquoson is a prefect little city, here's breaking news people it aint, there's more drugs, people with big $$ paying folks off to get their way than most places in Hampton Roads
Amorys Wharf wrote:
If someone knows something here "spill it"... I just have enough common since that City Council had "something" to do with this rather Charlie was wrong or right!! Why can't the tax payers know?? I HATE COVER UPS
Bull Islander

Newport News, VA

#13 Jan 13, 2009
...........but they'll never in a million years admit to it
Henry

AOL

#14 Jan 13, 2009
Here we go again... people spouting off at the mouth under the cover of the internet....
yeslawd

Poquoson, VA

#15 Jan 13, 2009
Bull Islander wrote:
That's what the City of Poquoson does, anytime there is crime, currption going on they try and keep it hush, hush because they want everyone else to think Poquoson is a prefect little city, here's breaking news people it aint, there's more drugs, people with big $$ paying folks off to get their way than most places in Hampton Roads
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Amen to that. This city turns a blind eye to anything as long as the big boys profit it is sickening. Stand up people
I heard

Suffolk, VA

#16 Jan 13, 2009
I heard that Poquoson City Council is taking advice from the Gloucester Board of Supervisors!
burgessfordelgat e

Hampton, VA

#17 Jan 14, 2009
rumor is he will be spending his days with the General Assembly starting next week as an "interested observer."
Good Grief

Virginia Beach, VA

#18 Jan 14, 2009
School system too. They don't deal with anything, continually sweeping issues under the carpet until the press finds out about it.
Bull Islander wrote:
That's what the City of Poquoson does, anytime there is crime, currption going on they try and keep it hush, hush because they want everyone else to think Poquoson is a prefect little city, here's breaking news people it aint, there's more drugs, people with big $$ paying folks off to get their way than most places in Hampton Roads
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Poq Born and Bred

Norfolk, VA

#19 Jan 14, 2009
Funny how you people are quick to judge the Council and Mayor...however come election time there is no one that will even run against the Mayor or Senior Councilman....or if you do the same ones get elected so obviously the majority of the people are pleased with what they are doing...so step up or shut up.
Fed Up

Hampton, VA

#20 Jan 14, 2009
After 30 years working with municipal government I understand the abrupt departure. When becoming eligible for retirement nothing hold you back from "having enough of the politics" Good luck Charlie!

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