City officials react with a touch of sadness to the news that City Manager David Brandt has decided to accept the same position in Cupertino, California.
Brandt began his career in Cupertino and apparently, city officials there made him an offer he could not refuse says Redmond Mayor George Endicott. Endicott could not praise Brandt enough for what he's accomplished in his short three year tenure. "Oh, he's been excellent. From the minute David got here, you know we hired him because of his experience and talent and some of the things he's brought. Downtown revitalization, being able to deal with the golf course, being able to deal with an airport; all those kinds of things. And I mean he just shown all the time he's been here, so I’m really kinds of sad to see him go."
Endicott says the council will meet in the next week or so to plan on how they will replace Brandt. He says it took 9 months to hire him, and they hope that it will take much less time to find a new city manager. Brandt’s last day is August 30th.