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Jim Sandoval announced his retirement as City Manager of Chula Vista today. He will retire effective July 1, after a 15-year career with the City.

As City Manager of the county’s second largest municipality with a population of 250,000, Sandoval administers a $261 million annual budget and oversees 10 departments with a workforce of nearly 1,000 employees.

“I believe that public service is the highest calling,” said Sandoval. “I have been privileged to hold leadership positions which enabled me, working with others, to bring about positive change. In Chula Vista, this has included successfully addressing the previous dire financial situation, creating more efficient and cost effective ways to provide public services, and making great progress on major projects important to the community.”

Sandoval continued, “I want to thank the City Council for their ongoing support; our city employees for their hard work and dedication; and, the residents of Chula Vista for their caring involvement.”

Sandoval’s 35-year career in municipal government includes serving as Director of Planning in Chula Vista and as Director of Planning and Community Development for the cities of Del Mar and Imperial Beach.

Sandoval currently is chair of the San Diego County City Managers’ Association, and is a past San Diego section director of the American Planning Association. He earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Environmental Planning and Management from the University of California, Davis, and a master’s degree in Public Administration from San Diego State University.

Posted: March 26, 2014

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