Scott, who has been the City Manager in Culver City for just nine months, formally announced his resignation from Culver City at Monday night’s city council meeting.
On Tuesday afternoon, it was announced that Scott would take the position of City Manager in Fresno.
He said on Monday night, according to the local media:
“I have advised the City Council of my need to relocate from Southern California in the near future. It’s a decision driven by personal concerns, family concerns.
“It’s a difficult thing for us to do. It’s a very bad day for me, a sad day telling people about this. In the long run, it’s a decision we felt we needed to do for the right reasons, and we’re going to do that.
“I want to make a couple of comments. I would hope no one will interpret my departure as suggesting anything other than I am just leaving because I have got these concerns in my family.”
A Fresno native with 34 years of public administration experience, the 60-year-old Scott will begin his new duties in Fresno in mid-April.
On Tuesday, Scott was talking about his new gig.
“City Managers rarely get a chance to return to their hometowns,” Scott said. “I feel very fortunate to be coming back to the place of my original inspiration to join Mayor Swearengin’ team. The best part of Fresno is Fresnans. I’m glad to be home.”
Scott has also served as served as City Manager of Spartanburg, South Carolina from November 2003 to May 2009. He previously served as the City Manager in Beverly Hills from April 1990 to November 2003.
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