San Leandro's Finance Director, Jesse Baloca, has quietly left his position without a send-off or acknowledgment from the City. The only evidence of his departure is the lack of a name for the Finance Director on the list of City Hall contacts on the City web site.
Baloca, 38, was hired as the City's Finance Director in May 2004 after working as Interim Finance Director in Sammamish, Washington, Interim Assistant Finance Director in Bellevue, Washington, and Administrative Services Director in Saratoga, California. Prior to Baloca, Assistant City Manager Ed Schilling had served as the acting Finance Director since October 2003, replacing Mike White.
When he was hired, San Leandro City Manager John Jermanis was quoted in the Daily Review as stating, "We are very happy to have him as part of our management team. Overall, he fits the San Leandro mold of quality employees through his academic and work experience."
Update: According to City Manager John Jermanis, Baloca resigned his position effective October 31, 2007. Perry Carter, the former Finance Director for the City of Hayward, has been hired part-time as the Interim Finance Director. On November 13, 2007, the City Clerk received Baloca's final Statement of Economic Interests (California Form 700).Posted by Mike Katz-Lacabe at January 26, 2008 12:13 AM | TrackBack