Mono CAO Leddy to leave post

– Mono County press release

Bridgeport, CA – On April 14th, 2015 the Mono County Board of Supervisors and County Administrator Jim Leddy announced he would be leaving the employ of Mono County effective May 31st, 2015.

Jim Leddy

Jim Leddy

Mono County Board of Supervisors Chairman Tim Fesko commented, “The Board appreciates the hard work and energy Jim brought to the position during a crucial transitional period for Mono County. Thanks to Jim’s hard work, Mono County is moving in a new direction to improve services while understanding the new restrained fiscal reality. We wish his family well and will be strongly continuing the efforts to improve public services launched since 2013.”

CAO Leddy will be working to ensure all major initiatives such as Strategic Planning, the ongoing response to the Round Fire recovery, and other budget re-organization efforts continue forward after his departure.

CAO Leddy commented, “It has been an honor to work for the people of Mono County over the last two years on behalf of the Board of Supervisors. The opportunity to collaborate with the employees, Board and many communities of the County have been extraordinary experience with which my family and I will remember with fondness.”

The Board will discuss the process for recruitment in the coming weeks.


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10 Responses to Mono CAO Leddy to leave post

  1. Mono local April 16, 2015 at 4:34 pm #

    I sure hope the board of supervisors will try to find someone to fill Jims position that is a local or at least wants to buy a house here. A lot of the upper management in public works have no connection here they live in Nevada and don’t care about what happens to mono county.

    • Eastside Bum April 21, 2015 at 10:43 pm #

      I once drove to Reno early one Thursday morning, and was shocked at the number of vehicles traveling southbound 395 (towards Bridgeport), between 6:30am and 8am. Most of the encounters were in Walker Canyon. Coleville, Topaz, and Hollbrook Junction.

      I have to ask, does anyone live in Bridgeport anymore?

      • Low-Inyo April 22, 2015 at 2:27 pm #

        Maybe a low population, and outside the County jobs,not a lot of work to be had,but what a beautiful place to visit and vacation !…I’d be living there right now and doing what I do now for a living,if it wasn’t so darn cold in the Winter.

  2. Curious April 17, 2015 at 6:25 am #

    Just curious what happened here. Did the Board run him off? Did he get a better offer somewhere else? Did he ask for more money and was denied? Did he not like it here? It’s tough for County employees to get behind a leader if that leader keeps changing. Stability would be nice!

  3. MonoWatch April 17, 2015 at 10:43 am #

    Red flags should have been raised when Leddy lived in Mono, while his family remained in Sonoma. (a sign of a long-timer?) During our present economic climate, a decision was made to slash the salaries of employees but for some odd reason the supervisors’ salaries remained intact. I understand the morale has never been lower and some very good people have flown the coop. In the corporate world, Leddy’s position would be likened to a that of a “hatchet-man.” He comes to town, shaking hands and all smiles, does the dirty work (salary-slashing) makes few friends in the process, and moves on. In total agreement with “Mono local” above, and the continuing downward economic spiral for the area, it seems to me that a local person must be hired for the job. And one who will hold the Supervisors’ feet to the fire and persuade them to slash their salaries … as a good example for others. (Yeah, Right)

    • Sunny April 18, 2015 at 5:10 pm #

      His family did move here. You must have missed that.

    • Mono Employee April 19, 2015 at 9:07 am #

      MonoWatch, I’d love to know where you’re getting your information.
      First of all, his family did move here. They waited until their sons had finished the school they were at. Yeah, what kind of jerk watches out of the best interest of his children?
      Employee salaries were not slashed. The bargaining unit agreed to furlough hours (48 hours per employee) to help adjust to the current economic climate.
      Jim is not a hatchet man. He is an incredible leader that brought a lot to this county. Did you go to a budget meeting? He and the finance director put on community meetings to explain the budget in every single community from tri-valley to Walker.
      As far as the whole “hire a local” crap… If someone had the skill set we needed for this type of role, I’m sure the board would hire them. Giving someone more weight in an interview because they already live here is ignorant.
      Maybe the supervisors do need to feel the effects of the current economy. Maybe the paramedics do to. Either way, Jim will be missed by employees and community members alike. Look at what you just wrote and ask yourself “Would I want to live here if this is the way people treated me?”

  4. Dan Watson April 17, 2015 at 11:14 am #

    Good luck, Jim. It was good working with you.

  5. Poli-Sci 101 April 17, 2015 at 12:13 pm #

    Pad your resume and move on.

  6. Soothsayer Watch May 7, 2015 at 1:53 pm #

    Funny isn’t it? I recall clearly somebody posting on this blog that Leddy would be hitting the road after a couple of years.


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