Burbank City Manager Mike Flad plans to leave the media city and take the top post at the city of South Gate, according to an email he sent Monday to the City Council and top-level staff.
“There is no easy way to say this, so I will just say it. After 22 years of service to the city of Burbank, I have accepted an offer from the city of South Gate to serve as their next city manager,” Flad said in his email.
Flad became the second-youngest city manager in Burbank’s history when he assumed the top job in 2008 and has worked for the city 22 years.
In a note to his executive team, he said that while the employment contract with South Gate wasn’t “completely final” yet, “I am extremely confident that in just over [one] month I will be making a difference in South Gate and you will have a new boss.”