Roseville City Manager Ray Kerridge announced Wednesday that he is retiring at the end of the year.
Kerridge, 68, has served as the top executive in Roseville since 2010. He was previously the city manager in Sacramento for four years before resigning in 2010 amid City Council discord.
In a letter to Roseville Mayor Carol Garcia and the City Council, Kerridge said a recent automobile accident played a role in his decision to step down.
“As several of you are aware, I had been contemplating retirement for some time, but my recent car accident and the uncertainty over how long my rehabilitation will take have accelerated this decision,” he wrote.
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Kerridge wrote in his letter that he had addressed many of the goals he set out to accomplish when he took the reins in Roseville, including focusing on the development of the city’s downtown, reorganizing city departments and “putting the city back on a firm financial and budgetary footing after the recession.”
Assistant City Manager Rob Jensen has been serving as city manager since Kerridge’s accident and will continue in that role for the time being, said Roseville spokeswoman Megan MacPherson.