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Hispanic Leaders Exhort City Managers to Change
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Hispanic Leaders Exhort City Managers to Change

By Sharon Simonson DOWNTOWN SAN JOSE — If city governments nationwide don’t address the disconnect between their largely white, male chief executives and their increasingly racially and ethnically mixed populations, riots such as those in Ferguson, Mo., could become commonplace; even government overthrow is possible. That was the somber message Aug. 22 in San Jose from the president-elect of the country’s largest professional city management association. Speaking before the 2014 California Regional Summit of the International Hispanic Network, Jim Bennett described himself as “a white guy from the whitest state, Maine.” Like Silicon Valley’s technology companies — which have been pressed to release their workforce demographics and have largely conceded that they are mostly whi...