Hercules city manager leaving to lead Orinda

Hercules city manager leaving for Orinda
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Hercules City Manager David Biggs will leave his position at the end of March to become the city manager of Orinda, according to the City of Hercules. Biggs has served as Hercules city manager since 2014.

“While there is never a good time to make a change, especially when you are in a position which you enjoy and feel that there is more you can accomplish,” Biggs said in a statement. “I am happy that I can look back on a number of significant accomplishments during my tenure in Hercules, none of which would have been possible without a supportive and encouraging City Council and a great Department Head team and employees.”

Mayor Chris Kelley described Biggs as a “committed and dedicated public servant and has been a key figure in assisting Hercules in becoming more financially stable and to advancing a number of important projects including the Hercules Regional Intermodal Transportation Center and the Bayfront development, amongst many others.”

“I enjoy working with Mr. Biggs, and on behalf of the entire City Council, I would like to thank David for his service and wish him well in his next position,” Kelley said.

In closed session Monday, Hercules City Council convened to discuss what steps they will take to ensure a smooth transition and to secure a new city manager.