West Sacramento city manager to leave post

West Sacramento City Manager Martin Tuttle has announced that he will resign from the post effective July 1.

Tuttle was appointed in 2012 as the West Sacramento's fourth city manager. He previously served as deputy director of the California Department of Transportation and as executive director of the Sacramento Area Council of Governments.

"We scored a big win by recruiting Martin Tuttle six years ago," Mayor Christopher Cabaldon said in a written statement. "We said he 'aims high and gets the job done, which makes him the perfect fit for West Sacramento and our city's ambitious vision.' Mr. Tuttle has delivered, from leaps forward along the waterfront to dramatic progress on flood protection to a new bridge built and four more on the way. Building on West Sacramento's transformative progress in its first 25 years of cityhood, he has led an exceptional staff team that helped make our city a national model for innovation, an exemplar for progressive growth and inclusive prosperity, a global food hub and a town of great places, parks and art from the riverfront to neighborhoods across the city."

Tuttle plans to take a break to travel and explore other challenges, according to a city news release.

The City Council will launch a search for Tuttle's successor in the coming weeks and intends to appoint a new city manager by summer, the news release said.