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City's Finance Director Resigns

Finance director Trace Vesely is leaving next month to take a job with the City of Hayward.

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. 

Paul Garza June 10, 2011 at 06:59 PM
It is no coincidence at all. Hollister knew the type of Mayor that was coming in and Tracy has had enough of Mayor Cassidy and his lack of skills when it comes to dealing with people, just ask the Council and other staff members.
Barry Kane June 10, 2011 at 07:57 PM
I have heard nothing but negative comments about our Mayor's interpersonal skills with the Council members and with city staff and it scares me to be honest. I voted for our Mayor so I hope it is just transition pains and not what we are in for his full term, if so the City is in trouble as this is no time for leadership issues.
Fran June 10, 2011 at 08:17 PM
Too bad, she seemed pretty good. Should hire her for city manager.
Thomas Clarke June 11, 2011 at 01:09 AM
Fran, I agree with you that she was doing a good job.
Thomas Clarke June 11, 2011 at 01:12 AM
Barry, you are right to be scared. The mayor is operating the city without remembering that coalitions and bridges must be built, not burned. I am not fan of Tony Santos, but there is a lot that Mayor Cassidy has not bothered to learn and practice. A fine city government is going down the tubes all because the Mayor cannot figure out how to act. When the professionals leave, and two significant have now, we will be left with amateur night and bankruptcy.

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