Stephen Dunn

Dunn

By Liset Marquez, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Posted: 05/27/14, 9:42 PM PDT |

UPLAND >> City Manager Stephen Dunn announced at Tuesday night’s council meeting that he will retire effective June 30, in the midst of financial turmoil and after a testy relationship with some members on the City Council.

“It’s been evident my frustrations with trying to do the best job for the city. I’m very thankful to God for the opportunity but at this point in my life I need to retire,” said Dunn, 56, in an interview.

He becomes the third straight Upland city manager to leave amid controversy. Council members terminated Robb Quincey in May 2011 for breaching his employment contract and failing to follow council direction.

Prior to Quincey, then-manager Mike Milhiser, resigned from his post in 2005 after council members said he overstepped his authority.

Speculation about Dunn’s future with the city began in April when the council began discussing his performance during closed session, months before his annual review was scheduled to occur. The council has been deliberating Dunn’s status since then at almost every meeting.

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