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Phoenix city manager resigns for California job

PHOENIX — The city manager of Phoenix announced he was resigning Thursday to take a job in California.

In a statement posted to the city’s website, David Cavazos said he accepted a job offer from the city of Santa Ana, Calif.

It has been an honor and privilege to serve the City of Phoenix for more than 26 years, especially the last four years as city manager.

Cavazos was one of 64 candidates considered for the job the city of Santa Ana said in a statement.

“David’s stellar performance and success in Phoenix is well documented and we are very grateful that he has agreed to lend his experience and expertise to help guide Santa Ana to a wonderful future,” stated Mayor Miguel Pulido.

The city said it selected Cavazos because of his work creating a fiscally-sound Phoenix in just two years.

“The City of Santa Ana is an amazing opportunity,” said Cavazos. “I am eager to work with the Santa Ana Mayor and City Council, fellow employees and the community to build on the city’s successes and realize the full potential moving forward.”

According to the city of Santa Ana, Cavazos is scheduled to take over in mid-October.