It's not clear to me which you are hoping for.
I am hoping the City maintains the audit function and maintains me in that position.
The City Manager doesn't really have the authority to get rid of me. My position is required and I'm not "under" him in the organization chart.
But, if the Governing body would, they could either vote to fire me or vote to remove the audit function from city government.
Who knows what will happen....
I hope it works out well for you.
Since you´re not under him (joking aside) - maybe you´re in a position to recommend they get rid of him?
I'm hoping for the best. If not, perhaps you could make a sprint map of Lawrence.
I don't know all that has happened in the interim, but this is not the development I was expecting following the departure of the prior City Manager.
At a suitable point in time, perhaps you will elect to demand trial by combat, and select as your champion the fearsome Osage Orange!
That said, how can you not like bubo's suggestion?