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The decision by the Town Council to name Public Safety Director Kirk Blouin was split 3-2 with countil members Julie Araskog, Bobbie Lindsay and Margaret Zeidman voting for and Council President Richard Kleid and Councilwoman Danielle Moore dissenting.

Mr. Kleid and Mrs. Moore said all candidates should be vetted including Public Works Director Paul Brazil and Deputy Town Manager Jay Boodheshwar, both have expressed an interest in the job. They said they weren't against Mr. Blouin; but, they wanted a more orderly process.

But a motion was made by Ms. Araskog to name Mr. Blouin and the majority ruled in favor saying it is important to move quickly to name new leadership because of all the challenges facing the town right now. 

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Blouin pledges to cut spending while protecting services in Palm Beach
Incoming Town Manager Kirk Blouin told the Town Council Tuesday he’ll begin his task by huddling with department heads to explain his “vision.” Blouin said his mission is to work with employees to find ways to maintain or improve town services while reducing the cost of government.
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Divided Palm Beach Town Council names new manager
In a 3-2 decision, the Town Council on Tuesday named Public Safety Director Kirk Blouin to succeed Tom Bradford as town manager.
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