Dunford took over on May 2 following the resignation of Interim City Attorney Anne Ambrose.
Another senior official from the City of Palm Springs has resigned, leaving staff in search of a replacement. Fire Chief Kevin Nalder stepped down effective immediately, according to the city.
The Santa Clara City Council has removed a new member of the Planning Commission after he was accused of living outside the city.
San Clemente City Manager Erik Sund has accepted the same position with Big Bear Lake. His last day serving San Clemente will be on Sept. 9.
Avila joined the city in 1999 as a member of the city’s Parks and Recreation Commission. He was elected to the City Council in 2017 and served as mayor from 2020 to 2021.
Palm Springs City Manager Justin Clifton is stepping down on Sept. 16. Clifton notified the city last week. He called it a difficult decision, but said it was the right one for his family.
The Norco City Council has appointed Lori Sassoon as its next city manager, effective August 29, 2022.
The Goleta City Council is expected to formally hire Robert Nisbet as the city’s top administrator on Tuesday, July 19. His appointment would take effect Sept. 1
Wellman is taking over for Josh Pinheiro, who was terminated in a divided vote by the city council last month.