Unfortunately for him, this season will be his last.
Evidently the musicians like him, but evidently the board does not. They voted unanimously to replace him. From news reports, the big disagreement comes over repertoire.
Now, I'm not prepared to say that after that long at the helm of an orchestra that Ramadanoff's choices might not have become a little stale. But it, as he claims, he built the orchestra from a community group to a functioning professional group that seems to have solid community support, it seems a bit drastic to cut him loose.
The budget doesn't appear to be an issue--the board indicates the orchestra is in solid shape financially. The whole decision seems to be based on a couple of surveys that indicated some interest in a change in the repertoire.
Seems to me there might have been a way to deal with this without letting Ramadanoff go.