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Topeka City Manager will get help in the form of a chief of staff



TOPEKA, Kan. – Topeka City Manager Brent Trout told KSNT News that the selection of Chief of Staff was suggested by the governing council and former Topeka Police Chief Bill Cochran came to mind.

Topeka City Manager Brent Trout announced during a Topeka City Council meeting last week that retired Police Chief Bill Cochran would become Chief of Staff to the City Manager.

The position pays anywhere from $125,000 to $135,000 annually.

Trout said the money for his salary will come from budgeted salary dollars from positions that have not been filled.