Costa Mesa official announces resignation

Costa Mesa's director of development services and executive redevelopment has announced she is quitting to take on a new job in Newport Beach, Costa Mesa officials said in a news release issued late Friday.

Kim Brandt is leaving Costa Mesa City Hall to become director of Newport Beach's newly-formed Community Development Department, the release said. Her last day on the Costa Mesa job will be May 13.

Brandt, a 23-year veteran at City Hall, was in charge of the city's planning, building safety, code enforcements and redevelopment, the release said.

"Kim is one of the most respected leaders in our city and has done an excellent job for us fo more than two decades," Tom Hatch, the city's chief executive, said in a prepared statement. "We're sad to see her go, but wish her all the best with her new career opportunity."


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