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Deputy City Manager Rob de Geus to depart

Original post made on Jan 18, 2019

Deputy City Manager Rob de Geus, a City Hall veteran, will be stepping down at the end of February to start a new job as city manager of Westlake Village in Los Angeles County.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, January 18, 2019, 5:35 PM

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Posted by Name hidden
a resident of Charleston Meadows

on Jan 19, 2019 at 2:49 pm

Due to repeated violations of our Terms of Use, comments from this poster are automatically removed. Why?


Posted by Reality Check
a resident of University South
on Jan 19, 2019 at 3:39 pm

Better headline: “City of Palo Alto Managers Continue to Jump Ship after Appointment of Ed Shikada as City Manager.”


Posted by Keene dynasty
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Jan 19, 2019 at 4:20 pm

reality check,

“City of Palo Alto Managers Continue to Jump Ship after Appointment of Ed Shikada as City Manager.”

This could be a good thing given the recent survey of growing dissatisfaction with the City which reflects Keene's work.

This is yet another person taking credit for the pets in need resolution, sheesh how many chiefs, assistants and assistants to the assistants did it take to work on that?

Transitions are not easy but they could be opportunities which hopefully in this case will be used for the benefit of residents and not the same ole same ole.


Posted by Mark Weiss
a resident of Downtown North
on Jan 19, 2019 at 7:17 pm

Mark Weiss is a registered user.

As long as we don’t farm out the whole thing to logistics company / defense contractor (as we did with RPP) or to a dark star data sifting unicorn / defense contractor (as we did for....who knows what?).

This is creeping towards feudalism (systematic undermining of public sector) or worse.


Posted by Mark Weiss
a resident of Downtown North
on Jan 19, 2019 at 7:18 pm

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Oh, I meant to say thanks, Rob and good luck in L.A.


Posted by Rose
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Jan 21, 2019 at 10:39 am

Rose is a registered user.

Rob,
Many thanks for your service to our residents. You’ve always been approachable, open and available to community members. We’ll miss you.


Posted by Old Palo Alto Resident
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Jan 21, 2019 at 10:45 am

Just curious-- What type of pension/benefit package does Mr. DeGeus depart with after 19 years of service in PA?


Posted by Thank you, Rob.
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Jan 21, 2019 at 12:27 pm

Thank you, Rob. is a registered user.

It has been a pleasure working with you as a citizen volunteer, Rob. Your positive attitude, civil and warm demeanor, and caring and thoughtful problem-solving will be missed--along with all of the historical knowledge of our fair city that is tucked away in your brain.

I'm sad to see you go...but wishing you the very best in your next endeavors. 19 years. Wow. Time flies.

Best wishes!


Posted by Sheri
a resident of Midtown
on Jan 22, 2019 at 10:44 am

Sheri is a registered user.

Congratulations, Rob! Enjoyed working with you these past many years and wish you well on your new endeavor.


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