In a surprising announcement Monday night, Don Icsman said he will not seek the full-time city manager's position in Sandusky.
The city will begin searching for its new leader next month.
Icsman, the former city law director, became the interim city manager last November and appeared to be a leading candidate to fill the permanent manager's position.
But at Monday's city commission meeting, Icsman said by not seeking the full-time position, it will help uphold the integrity of city government.
He said people now can't question that he's making certain administrative decisions only to position himself for the full-time manager's job.
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