City Manager Romero plans to retire

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Posted: Tuesday, May 7, 2013 7:30 pm

Santa Fe City Manager Robert Romero announced Tuesday that he will retire at the end of May.

The announcement comes on the heels of news from Mayor David Coss that he will not seek a third term at the head of the City Council. Under the city charter, the mayor selects a manager with the council’s consent. Romero said he had planned to make a formal announcement Thursday, after councilors were expected to approve the city budget for the next fiscal year, but he decided to make his plans public Tuesday after he broke the news to city councilors.

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  • prammarp57 posted at 2:11 pm on Sun, May 12, 2013.

    prammarp57 Posts: 12

    Thats good Mr. Romero...

  • Isaac Daniels posted at 12:47 am on Sat, May 11, 2013.

    Isaac Daniels Posts: 37

    [beam] GOOD!

  • Mark Miera posted at 8:50 am on Thu, May 9, 2013.

    magic84 Posts: 49

    Two down and hopefully a few more [beam]

  • Mark Ordonez posted at 11:17 am on Wed, May 8, 2013.

    marcoordonez Posts: 1165

    "“I’m thankful for the opportunity and for the confidence that the council has shown me,” Romero said. "
    Did they have a choice?
    Robert, You were a stain at best. You'll be hard pressed to find an intelligent SF citizen who's going to miss you. Good Riddance.
    Believe that Santa Fe rejoices in you and Coss's leaving. If you could only take Rael and Zamora with you.

  • Vinny P posted at 10:17 am on Wed, May 8, 2013.

    Vinny P Posts: 5

    It's about [censored] time! Now time for Ray Rael to step down from the police force since his "buddy" will be gone. GOOD RIDDANCE!!!!

  • Donado Coviello posted at 9:55 am on Wed, May 8, 2013.

    Cove Posts: 546

    Romero signed two $2,500 checks to fix Fountainhead Rock , one from parking and one from CIP Arts fund. The money was used by a Romero buddy to build a "Monument" on City property. No Permit, no historical review, no set-backs, illegal non-conforming stairs, no handicap access, and left unfinished for two years. Man did he stonewall and cover-up. And so did the freakin' Mayor.

  • Luckycharm posted at 9:12 am on Wed, May 8, 2013.

    Luckycharm Posts: 2

    Just in time after all of his movidas will be official. Good riddance!!!!

  • posted at 7:50 am on Wed, May 8, 2013.


    one example of playing favorites, didn't his girlfriend at the center of the conflict with martin lujan just get a new management position and large pay increase?

    just becuase the parking division had such poor financial controls that it couldn't be proven that criminal activity was taking place nonetheless hundreds of thousands of dollars have walked out of there! read the report it doesn't exactly say the place was a model of good business or government!

    an absolute failure!

  • Andrew Lucero posted at 7:43 am on Wed, May 8, 2013.

    Andrew Lucero Posts: 481


  • Alicia Dante posted at 7:29 am on Wed, May 8, 2013.

    sfobserver Posts: 63

    I wonder whom the mayor will choose in his lame duck administration. I for one am happy Romero is going. He has played favorites through his entire career.
    As for Zamora--of course he will not turn down a govt paycheck but do you know that he doesnt handle any cases, has no place to store files. Apparently what he learned while working for Big Bill was how to collect a good salary while delegating every iota of work to someone else. A typical politico. Good riddance to the three of them (Coss, ROmero and Zamora) It cannot be too soon.


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