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UPDATED Brandt headed to Oregon?

Submitted by on 1, July 22, 2009 – 11:27 am4 Comments


Updated 12:57 p.m. Wednesday, July 22

We just received a link to a news report that Assistant City Manager David Brandt may be taking the city manager’s job in Redmond, Oregon. (Another link here.)

Officials from Redmond are reportedly coming here to check Brandt out before making an actual offer.

In addition to his current title, Brandt was recently tapped to run the Island’s Planning & Building Department. Last week he listed priorities for the department that included streamlining the city’s archaic and contradictory zoning codes.

Brandt worked in the City Attorney’s office from 1996 to 2006, when he was tapped for the assistant city manager’s job, earning the title over 80 other applicants. (His predecessor in the job, Paul Benoit, also headed to Oregon.)

Brandt holds both a law degree and a master’s degree in urban planning. He has been active in the management of several of the city’s big development projects, most notably Alameda Point.

He reportedly told the Redmond City Council that his main goal would be to diversify the economic base for this city of 23,500, which is in central Oregon.

More to come.


  • Tony Daysog says:

    As selfish as this will sound, hopefully, Dave won't go to Oregon. Dave brings a great combination of skill sets, experience, and person-to-person skills. He understands how the pieces fit together as part of a larger whole.

  • John says:

    Just a small correction: The former Assistant City Manager was Paul Benoit, who is now the City Manager in Astoria, OR

  • K.J. Sanderberg says:

    Paul Benoit was a Jim Flint protege who followed the Flint to Astoria. Flint became a project manager for the Port of Astoria. Is he still trying to build a West Coast empire? Maybe he'd like to lure the rest of his over-classified, over-paid Alameda DSD hires that are draining Alameda coffers as well. Until Alameda purges his leftovers, the government will not be representative of those who live here.

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