Well, it's time to bid farewell to Claremont City Manager Jeff Parker, who is leaving our fair city to take the same position with the City of Tustin. At least, that's what the Orange County Register reported today.
As of 10:30am today, the news wasn't up on Claremont's website, but we expect there will be a press release soon.
The Register article, which was fairly short, said:
Jeff Parker, city manager of Claremont, told the council he will start work in late December and expects to spend time at City Hall this month as he gets to know the city.The terms of Parker's new contract weren't announced, but we'd expect him to get a bump in salary, which should give Parker's CalPERS retirement payments a nice boost when he decides to retire, which we suspect is not too many years away.
The City Council voted unanimously to appoint Parker, said Mayor Jerry Amante.
"Thank you for that very gracious, warm welcome," Parker said. "It's a very big honor for me to take this next step in becoming your city manager."
UPDATED, 11/17/11, 5:00PM:
Yesterday, the City posted a notice of City Manager Parker's resignation on the City's website:
City Manager Jeff Parker Resigns (Nov 16, 2011)
On November 16, City Manager Jeff Parker announced his resignation with the following statement:
"I wanted to inform everyone that I have accepted the position of City Manager in Tustin,CA. My resignation from Claremont is with mixed emotions. I have found my last 6 years both challenging and rewarding and want to personally thank all of you for the opportunity to lead this wonderful organization and serve the community. We have accomplished many great things over the last 6 years. To the talented members of the staff, although the last few years have been difficult you continue to display the knowledge, experience and caring that sets you a part from other cities. You will always be the heart of this wonderful community."
City Manager Parker's last day will be December 26, 2011.