Jody Andrews, Vancouver's Deputy City Manager & Project Manager for the Southeast False Creek, has stepped down from his position and left the City as of tonight.
Andrews met late today with City Manager Penny Ballem. After this, a tersely worded email from Ms. Ballem was sent out to Council and the Corporate Management Team thanking Mr. Andrews for his 18 years of service to Vancouver, and wishing him well for future endeavours.
As we first reported here at CityCaucus.com, there will be more senior managers on their way out over the coming weeks.
Quoting an inside source at City Hall, "Good governments get rid of bad people, and bad governments get rid of good people. Jody was one of the good guys."
It has been rumoured Andrews would have to take responsibility for the difficulties facing the SEFC project. Last Monday, CityCaucus.com reported that an unscheduled Council in-camera meeting called by the Mayor took place where personnel matters were discussed.
It's also interesting to note that Mr. Andrews departure has been timed for when Mayor Robertson is out of town, away from further questions and media scrutiny.
The brown envelopes are coming in faster than our clerks can open them up. Stay tuned to CityCaucus.com.