The City of San Leandro is soon to lose its relatively new finance director.
Tracy Vesely confirmed on Friday that she is leaving to take a job as finance director of the neighboring City of Hayward.
"It was an incredibly difficult decision," Vesely wrote in an email. "However, I was approached by Hayward and offered an opportunity that, after some thoughtful consideration, I feel is a better career fit for me."
Vesely leaves after less than a year on the job, and just weeks after presenting the city with its first — without dipping into reserves — in several years.
She was hired in October of last year after serving as Berkeley's budget director. Vesely worked for the City of Berkeley for over 12 years.
Vesely said she would be leaving her post in San Leandro City Hall in early July. She said she was "thankful for the opportunity to work with such a high-caliber set of employees," especially the Finance Department staff.