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Chip Taylor. (Photo courtesy city of Menlo Park.)
June 19 will be Menlo Park Public Works Director Chip Taylor's last day with the city.
Mr. Taylor confirmed that he has accepted a similar position with the city of Millbrae. "The position is closer to where I live, so it will allow more opportunities for time with my family," he told the Almanac.
He started working for Menlo Park in 2005, according to the city's human resources department. After serving as transportation manager, he was promoted to his current position as public works director in 2011 following the departure of Kent Steffens, and now earns $163,199 a year. His new job comes with a raise; his salary in Millbrae will be $173,904.
"(Mr. Taylor's) professionalism, expertise, management skills, and sense of humor will be missed and hard to replace. I wish him nothing but the best in his future endeavors," said Mayor Ray Mueller, who worked with him for four years, first as a transportation commissioner and then as a City Council member.
Menlo Park has also lost two planners within the past eight months, at a time when the city is facing a development boom.