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El Dorado County CAO resigns

Griffin Rogers

The El Dorado County Board of Supervisors has accepted the resignation of Chief Administrative Officer Terri Daly.

The announcement was made at a county meeting Tuesday, where Supervisor Norma Santiago said the process to recruit a new, permanent chief administrative officer will begin immediately.

“Terri Daly has been a loyal champion for all employees of El Dorado County,” Santiago said. “We wish to thank Terri for her service and dedication to the county during these tough economic times.”

Human Resources Director Pamela Knorr will take over as CAO until a long-term solution can be found.

Daly was hired in 2010 and served the county during a time when employee dissatisfaction in the workplace was extremely vocal. Disagreements over the county’s budget also arose during her employment.

The decision to accept Daly’s resignation, however, was not supported by every supervisor. Supervisor Ron Briggs, speaking at the meeting, said he wanted the public to know that “he did not support” Daly’s resignation.

“I do not accept it,” he continued, “and I think she was rudely dismissed from this county.”

Santiago also voted against accepting Daly’s resignation, but she and Briggs were outnumbered by affirmative votes from the other three supervisors.

Calls to Santiago’s office were not returned this week for comment.

At the meeting, Santiago said she has confidence in the existing elected and appointed department heads “who can maintain the business of El Dorado County through this process.”

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