by Ryan Burns
As you may have read elsewhere (LoCO, TS), Kirk Girard, the embattled director of community development services for Humboldt County, has resigned. After some bruising years out in front of the county's General Plan update, Girard had his department cut in half by the Board of Supervisors two months ago. That's apparently when he started job hunting.
Girard, who was hired by the county in 1997, was slated to lead a smaller division overseeing economic development and natural resources. Instead he'll head to Santa Clara County, where he's been hired as the planning manager. His last day with Humboldt County will be June 8.
Previously: Why Do People Hate Kirk Girard?