STORY BY TOMOKI CHIEN, PHOTO BY ALLISON HUANG
Los Altos City Manager Chris Jordan has resigned from his post, effective Saturday, December 5. While the City searches for his replacement, Deputy City Manager Jon Maginot will serve in his place.
“Throughout [my tenure], the City staff has taken on numerous challenges with a positive, can-do attitude,” Jordan wrote in his letter of resignation. “I have an infinite amount of respect for our staff and pride in my role in leading such an outstanding group of public servants.”
Neither the City’s press release nor Jordan’s letter of resignation offered a specific reason for his resignation; in an interview with the Town Crier, Jordan said that there was no one reason for his resignation and that the City Council felt it was the right time.
At the time of publication, the Post has not been able to reach Jordan for comment. Mayor Jan Pepper referred to Jordan’s letter of resignation.
“The entire Council would like to thank Chris for his service to our community,” Pepper said in the City’s press release. “We wish Chris the best and thank him for his many contributions to the city.”
Jordan, who’s served in his role since April of 2016, oversaw the design and construction of the Los Altos Community Center which is set to open in the spring and reinvested City funds into infrastructure.
“Along with many of my fellow residents, I was saddened and surprised to learn that … Chris Jordan has submitted his resignation,” incoming Council Member Jonathan Weinberg said. “To the extent that the present Council was involved in Chris’ decision, I wish that the Council had waited until the new Council is installed.”
“The Los Altos community is fortunate to have some of the most dedicated, community minded individuals I have met during my public service career,” Jordan said. “I thank them for their support of me, my family and the community.”