Santa Barbara County Executive Officer Michael F. Brown announced on Dec. 2 that he will retire on Oct. 31, 2010.
Brown and the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors agreed on the decision, saying that they wanted to keep the CEO on board as the county faces a daunting 2010-11 budget cycle. “We are depending on him to lead us out of this financial quagmire,” said Board of Supervisors Chair Joe Centeno in the release.
Brown will be able to participate in a two-year retirement incentive. He has been Santa Barbara’s CEO for 13 years.