With so many high-earners retiring, the promotions still save the city money: $101,042 for the balance of the current fiscal year, which ends Sept. 30, said Kirby.
Liz Makofske wil become budget director. She will make $117,500.
Chris Ballestra will become interim Enterprise Facilities Director replacing recently retired Clay Smith. Ballestra’s salary won’t change.
Rumors that Tomalin would replace Cornwell have been circulating for weeks. On Dec. 14, Cornwell told a Tampa Bay Times reporter that he had no plans to leave “any time soon.”