The timing of our recently departed city chief financial officer’s retirement deserves some scrutiny.
Dr. Sutter was the one that had to clean up the incredible mess that our former city manager and her chief financial officer left us with. During his tenure he seemed to be temperate and honest to a high degree. When he spoke in public he did not advocate for an issue but instead took his direction from those above him. Some of his presentations to city council required him to expose lies that the former administration had told, but he did it without getting personal.
The Times published news of his upcoming retirement on July 27, 2017. His last day was to be August 11, 2017.
He left right at the end of the city’s annual budget process. Most professionals would not do that. He also left without a replacement being announced. That left city council without access the the in-depth knowledge and detail that would have been useful in finalizing the budget.
Were there family or personal problems that caused him to leave his post? We hope not.
Could it be that he did not want to tie his name to what was going on?
Did he get pushed out?
Maybe DavidK can use his contacts at the city to help us find out.
We deserve better