Palm Springs City Manager Justin Clifton has announced his resignation.
Clifton will step down Sept. 16 after 15 months on the job, according to a statement on the city’s website.
“I feel good about the work we have done together,” Clifton said in the statement. “There are numerous important initiatives and projects that I look forward to seeing [completed]. I’ve loved seeing numerous teams lean-in to building a great workplace culture, and I know that you will continue that journey.
“I also feel good that there is a very strong administrative team in place to continue to steer the organization forward.”
Clifton, who called the decision to resign “difficult,” reportedly plans to go to work in the private sector. The city council will immediately begin searching for “top city manager candidates,” Mayor Lisa Middleton said in the statement.