It looks as though Assistant Auditor-Controller-Treasurer-Tax Collector Elizabeth “Betsy” Starbuck has been dismissed.

Sources inside the office are saying Starbuck has abruptly departed under unknown circumstances.

Starbuck has been a long-time fixture at Auditor-Controller-Treasurer-Tax Collector Larry Walker’s side since his days as a county supervisor.

It’s unknown whether or not issues surrounding Recorder DeAna Thompson or the possible arrival of deposed second district chief of staff Matt Brown contributed to Starbuck’s exodus.