Concord City Manager Lydia Du Borg has resigned from her $205,000 a year job, Times reporter Tanya Rose confirmed a few hours ago. (Click here to read Rose’s story.)
There’s been talk for weeks that some members of the City Council were dissatisfied with Du Borg, a 30-year employee of the city who took the top job about three years ago, over her management of city issues such as the Concord Naval Weapons Station and union contracts.
The council conducted her performance review recently in closed session and while no one is talking about what took took place, Du Borg is leaving rather than placing a renewal of her contract on the agenda for a vote.
City managers have precarious jobs, of course.
They are at-will employees who must cater to the often conflicting demands of politicians and residents while leading a diverse government operation under tight budget constraints. Du Borg’s predecessor, Ed James, was a master ringleader of this public circus and following in his footsteps would have been a tough job for anyone.