Redwood City Manager Announces Retirement

Redwood City’s top administrator Robert Bell is hanging up his hat after ten years with the Bay Area city. Bell announced his retirement Wednesday, saying he wanted to “pursue new personal and professional opportunities and challenges.”

Bell came to Redwood City in 2005, first serving as Human Resources Director. He assumed the city manager position in 2010, following Peter Ingram’s abrupt resignation.

“Bob led the City of Redwood City out of the worst economic downturn in decades and implemented the City Council’s vision for economic growth and financial solvency,” according to a city press release. “Working with the City Council, labor groups and employees, Bob was able to help balance the budget and put Redwood City back on fiscally healthy ground.”

Bell has also received praise for his efforts to revitalize the downtown area and the drafting of a comprehensive climate action plan.

The city council has said it will convene in the coming weeks to discuss plans for replacement.

Read more about Bell’s retirement announcement here.


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