There was no official reason made for the resignation from Wanamaker or the city.
Wanamaker in a short release said, “Effective at the close of business on March 18, I have submitted my resignation to the Mayor Pro Tempore and City Council as Administrator for the City of Inglewood.”
“I have enjoyed the tremendous challenge of working with the wonderful team of dedicated public servants and staff to improve the City’s infrastructure as well as its business and family environment for the wonderful people who live and work here.”
According to the Los Angeles Wave, Wanamaker’s resignation comes after months of derision of his fiscal oversight by City Councilwoman Judy Dunlap and her political allies.
More from his statement, he was “proud of the progress the City has made during my nearly two years in this demanding role, many challenges remain ahead for the elected leaders as well as my future successor.”
In an interview with the Wave, City Treasurer Wanda Brown suggested that the City Manager’s exit was forced as he looked “extra down (Tuesday) night” during an elevator down from the city council meeting.