SLO finance director is leaving after a year, citing health reasons

Charles Bourbeau, San Luis Obispo’s director of finance and information technology, is leaving that job Dec. 7.

Bourbeau, who was hired one year ago to replace Mary Bradley, who was interim director for 14 months after the retirement of longtime director Bill Statler, said he is leaving for health reasons.

Shelly Stanwyck, the city’s director of the Parks and Recreation Department, will fill the post on a temporary basis until an interim replacement can be found, said City Manager Katie Lichtig.

The city has a $96.1 million budget for the 2012-13 fiscal year. The City Council will review a five-year fiscal forecast for 2013-2018 on Dec. 18. In early January, a community forum will be held to set goals for the upcoming two-year budget.

Assistant City Manager Michael Codron will oversee the information technology portion of the job.

Bourbeau’s departure comes as the city prepares to begin the planning process for the next two-year budget.  Lichtig said that his leaving will not delay that process.  

“We are still committed to the budget process, transparency and community engagement,” said Lichtig.

Bourbeau is one of several top leaders to leave the city in the last year. 


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