Milpitas City Manager Julie Edmonds-Mares has resigned. In recent weeks, her job performance has been under review by City Councilmembers during closed session evaluations, the last of which just took place yesterday. 

The Milpitas City Council is expected to appoint current Deputy City Manager Steve McHarris as the Interim City Manager in the wake of Edmonds-Mares’ departure. Edmonds-Mares has served for a little over a year, having entered the position after the resignation of her embattled predecessor Tom Williams. As such, her prime mandate was to facilitate greater harmony between the Council and city staff. Edmonds-Mares’ previous management experience was in the City of San Jose.

In comments made in a City of Milpitas press release, Mayor Rich Tran highlighted the departing City Manager’s main accomplishments, among them filling numerous key management positions and establishing City participation in the Silicon Valley Clean energy consortium.

In the same press release, Councilmember Carmen Montano praised Mr. McHarris, saying, “I’m confident we’ll be in good hands with Steve McHarris at the helm.”

Julie Edmonds-Mares was the first woman to serve as City Manager in Milpitas.

More details are coming in, and The Milpitas Beat will continue to keep you posted.

 

Eric Shapiro
Eric Shapiro is a writer and filmmaker. He is the author of six critically acclaimed fiction books, among them the novella "It's Only Temporary" (2005), which appeared on Nightmare Magazine's list of the Top 100 Horror Books, and numerous short stories published in anthologies alongside work by H.P. Lovecraft, Ray Bradbury, Stephen King, Chuck Palahniuk, and many others. His nonfiction articles have been published on The Daily Dot, Ravishly, and The Good Men Project. His first feature film, "Rule of 3" (2010), won awards at the Fantasia International Film Festival and Shriekfest, and had its U.S. premiere at Fantastic Fest. His second feature film, "Living Things" (2014), was endorsed by PETA (People For The Ethical Treatment of Animals) and distributed by Cinema Libre Studio. In 2015, he won the 19th Annual Fade In Award for Thriller Screenplays. He was a founding partner of Ghostwriters Central, a writing and editing firm which received positive notices from The Wall Street Journal, Consumers Digest, and the TV program "Intelligence For Your Life." Eric has edited works published on The Huffington Post and Forbes, as well as two Bram Stoker Award-nominated novels.

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