City of Santa Ana logoThe Santa Ana City Council has agreed to accept the resignation of its city manager, effective Monday, October 9, 2023. By a vote of 6-1, with the Mayor Pro Tem voting no, the City Council accepted the resignation and approved a severance and release agreement, as provided for in the employment agreement.

The City Council thanks Ms. Ridge for her dedication and commitment to the City of Santa Ana and her many accomplishments for the benefit of Santa Ana’s residents, businesses and employees.

“Ms. Ridge served this City very well,” said Mayor Valerie Amezcua, “and we are particularly appreciative of her leadership to the City and community during her tenure as city manager.”

“It has been a pleasure and a privilege to serve the great City of Santa Ana,” said Ms. Ridge. “I wish nothing but continued success for the City and all its dedicated employees.”

“Selection of a permanent city manager will be a top priority of the Council in the near future,” added Mayor Amezcua, “as our prime objective will be to continue our leadership in developing goals and strategies for the Council and the staff to accomplish together. The Council appreciates the hard work of all of its employees, and is confident that together we will continue to make the best interests of the City our top priority.”