Fountain Valley’s Manager Bids the City Farewell

Fountain Valley City Manager Bob Hall tendered his resignation earlier this month after being hired to manage an exclusive community association in Rancho Santa Fe.

“I’m very excited about joining the Rancho Santa Fe Association team and look forward to getting to know the Covenant and its members,” Hall said in a press release. “One of the most important things I’ve learned over nearly three decades of working for the public is to listen, and so I look forward to listening to community members.”

The Orange County Register reports that some of members of the City Council were caught off guard by Hall’s decision, especially since he was in the midst of negotiating a new contract.

“I don’t like losing Bob,” Mayor John Collins said. “He’s been very strong.” Nevertheless, he wished him well.

Fountain Valley now joins several other Orange County cities with vacant city manager slots.

Hall starts his new job on March 6. Read about his tenure in Fountain Valley here.


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