( Cincinnati ) - He's been doing the job since April, and on Wednesday, Patrick Duhaney was named to be Mayor John Cranley's choice to permanently take over as Cincinnati City Manager.
Earlier this year, Duhaney was the assistant to City Manager Harry Black, but Black became embroiled in a feud with both Mayor Cranley and the Cincinnati Police Department. After fighting his ouster for several days, Black ultimately resigned once it was clear there were enough votes on Cincinnati City Council to force him out.
Since taking over the job in the interim, Duhaney has been at the helm of several major issues in the city, including the investigations into the death of Kyle Plush and the subsequent changes to Cincinnati's 911 call center.
Duhaney has to be confirmed by council, and as of Wednesday night, that confirmation seems likely.