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Bakersfield City Manager Alan Tandy to step down Friday after 27 years

Posted at 12:58 PM, Jan 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-07 15:58:17-05

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — This week will mark the final week that Alan Tandy will serve as the city manager of Bakersfield.

Tandy, who announced his retirement last year, originally planned to be out of office last month but decided to postpone it to help with the transition of Rabobank into Mechanics Bank and some work on various homeless initiatives. Tandy's final day is now this Friday, January 10th.

City Councilmember Chris Parlier spoke to 23ABC about the council's plans to honor Tandy during his final council meeting Wednesday and gave an update on the search for a replacement.

"Alan Tandy has done a fantastic job for the city of Bakersfield for the last 27 years. This Wednesday at our city council meeting, we are going to have a great send-off for him. We will celebrate him and all his accomplishments," said Parlier. "We are conducting interviews on the 13th and 14th of January, for a new city manager. Hopefully, we have a good candidate that rises to the top. I just believe there's been a lot of positive things happening for the city of Bakersfield and this is just a new chapter in it."

First hired in 1992, Tandy has been an integral part of many city projects, including the construction of what is now the Marriott Hotel Downtown and Rabobank Arena and Convention Center which has since become Mechanics Bank Arena and Convention Center.