Cupertino loses latest city manager in four years, and mayor wanted to ‘hold off’ on disclosing it

Maritza Cruz/ Bay Area News Group Cupertino Mayor Darcy Paul poses for a portrait outside Cupertino City Hall in this file photo.

The revolving door at Cupertino City Hall continues with the abrupt resignation of Jim Throop — the third city manager in four years to quit the job.

After a six-hour council meeting and shortly after midnight on June 22, Jim Throop submitted his resignation, stating that he had “decided to retire from local government service.” Throop, whose last day will be July 22, came to Cupertino following a three-and-a-half years stint as the city manager of Lompoc in Santa Barbara County.

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