By Brittany Hanson/Garden Grove Journal
Stanton’s city manager Carol Jacobs will be resigning her post Sept. 6 to serve as the city manager in Eastvale in Riverside County.
Jacobs has served Stanton as its administrative services director and as its city manager for six years.
“I’m really happy for her. I think this is a great opportunity for her to go after,” said David Shawver, mayor pro tem, “ I wish her the best . . . she has done a really great job for Stanton.”
The official position of city manager will go unfilled and its duties, according to Shawver, will be taken over by Jim Box, the assistant city manager.
“He’s [Box] been doing a lot of work alongside the position already and I know he can handle it,” said Shawver.
Jacobs’ latest ongoing challenge for the city of Stanton has been to balance the budget. Economic drop out creating a gap between revenue and necessary expenditures caused a fiscal emergency in Stanton over the last few years.
Now, massive cuts have been made to the employee pay, staffing and services available in the city. There are now fewer than 20 city employees in Stanton.
Contracts with Orange County Fire Authority and Orange County Sherriff’s Department have been re-negotiated in order to bring down the climb of annual costs for public safety in the city.
In a resignation letter to the city, Jacobs said, “I am grateful and humbled that you placed your faith and trust in me to be your city manager. I want to thank you for giving me the opportunity to work my dream job. I have learned so much from you and together we have done some incredibly difficult and rewarding work.”