Today, my Council colleagues and I received a letter from René Bobadilla announcing that he will not move forward with contract negotiations to be Santa Monica’s next city manager. Mr. Bobadilla has made the decision to continue his public service with the City of Montebello. 

We will take up this matter at our next Council meeting and remain confident that we will hire an exceptional, energetic leader for our world-class organization.  

We are thrilled to welcome John Jalili back to Santa Monica on June 25, 2021, to serve as our interim city manager.