6.17.2010

Exodus, Eureka City Government

I expect you'll see up to a dozen more leave. many have told me privately that if Tyson goes they will go, the situation at City Hall has been unnecessarily tense as certain factions have pushed to force Tyson out. Progressivism at its finest.

Eureka finance director to resign

Finance Director Valerie Warner turned in her resignation on Thursday, opting to take job in Oregon near her family. Warner has worked for the city for about three years and will leave the city officially on July 16, said City Manager David [Full Story]

Eureka city attorney announces resignation: Schaffner agrees to take post in San Ramon
06/05/2010 - After nearly four years with Eureka, City Attorney Sheryl Schaffner announced Friday that she will be resigning her post next month. Schaffner, who was hired on as the city's legal counsel in September 2006, said that she has accepted a job offer to fill the same capacity for the city of San Ramon. She said she is making the move to be closer to her family, especially her parents and new grandson, all of whom live in the San Francisco Bay Area....

Tyson to retire from Eureka city manager post in January
Eureka City Manager David Tyson announced Tuesday he is retiring from the position after 10 years service, effective Jan. 1.
In his letter to the mayor and city council, Tyson did not give a specific reason for his decision, but stated he would stay on board to follow through with a number of issues facing the city -- including a projected $4.3 million budget shortfall, which has resulted in contentious discussions on how to fill the gap. His current contract ends in December.
There is no successor lined up for his position. He said on Tuesday that his primary goal when he became city manager was to bring stability to the city and after 10 years, he felt that had been accomplished.

Tyson to retire from Eureka city manager post in January (66%)
05/19/2010 - Eureka City Manager David Tyson announced Tuesday he is retiring from the position after 10 years service, effective Jan. 1. In his letter to the mayor and city council, Tyson did not give a specific reason for his decision, but stated he would similar results n