On Monday, Dolan declined to comment of the specifics that led to his resignation but said his decision was the culmination of ongoing dicussions with the City Council in recent weeks, according to the Torrance Daily Breeze.
“I think it’ll be a good time for some new leadership in the organization, and to look at some new ways to do things,” said Dolan, according to the newspaper. “I’ve been there a long time, and perhaps somebody new can do things differently.”
The newspaper reported that in recent months, Dolan often appeared at odds with the council during meetings.
“It was time from the perspective of both parties,” Mayor Portia Cohen told the Daily Breeze. “Geoff was interested in pursuing new endeavors, and we accepted that sentiment. And it was a resignation. It was mutual.”
Dolan earned an annual salary of $257,500 and said that after 30 years of local government, and more than 1,000 City Council meetings, it’s time to do something different.