CALEXICO — The director of the city Community Development Department here, Juan Verdugo, has resigned.
Verdugo gave notice to the city personnel department on Thursday.
He served as director of the department for the past year and spent seven years with the city.
Verdugo, a graduate of Cal Poly, Pomona, has accepted a position with the county Assessor's Office.
Roy Buckner, assistant assessor in the Assessor's Office, said Verdugo will be an appraiser for the real property division once officially hired.
"He'll be appraising property for tax purposes," Buckner said.
Councilman Javier Alatorre also works in the Assessor's Office. Buckner said the two won't be working in the same division because "Mr. Alatorre is an auditor in the personal property division."