BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Longtime Bakersfield City Manager Alan Tandy announced Tuesday he is planning to retire at the end of the year.
In a letter to Mayor Karen Goh and the Bakersfield City Council, Tandy said he plans to retire on or around December 1 after serving 27 years as City Manager and having been in the City Management profession for 46 years.
Tandy said he had a "deep commitment" to seeing the Thomas Road Improvement Program brought to completion, which the final bid on the final segment was awarded on April 10th. He also said he wanted to leave the city in "sound financial health" and with the passage of the Public Safety and Vital Services Measure, also known as Measure N, he is assured of that goal.
"I will also be working over the next six months to advance programs under the Public Safety and Vital Services measure, TRIP, and training for succession," Tandy added.
Tandy has quite the legacy in Bakersfield, pioneering projects like the Rabobank Arena, TRIP, McMurtrey Aquatics Center, the Southwest Soccer Complex and the Mesa Marin Baseball Facilities.
Tandy also holds the record for the longest serving city manager in Bakersfield history.
In his letter, he said he and his wife plan to live in Bakersfield and be actively engaged in the community.