Garrett Toy steps down as Sonoma City Manager


City Manager Garrett Toy is leaving the city of Sonoma after just over six months on the job.

Sonoma Mayor Jack Ding described the move, which was made Monday as a ‘mutual parting of ways’ between Toy and the city, but offered no details on what or who was behind it. change.

“The City Council wishes Mr. Toy success in his future endeavours, and thanks him for his service to the city,” Ding said in a statement to the Index-Tribune. “The city and Mr. Toy are working on a formal agreement to solidify their arrangement.”

Sue Casey, who had served as deputy city manager, assumed the position of acting city manager, Ding said.

Toy could not be reached for comment by Wednesday’s deadline.

Toy, 61, was hired in June to replace acting city manager David Kiff, who was completing a six-month contract to replace former city manager Cathy Capriola, who retired at the end of 2020.

Toy, a San Rafael resident, began a two-year contract with the city of Sonoma on July 20 with a base salary of $215,900, with a car allowance of $500 per month.

Before coming to Sonoma, Toy served as City Manager for Fairfax in Marin County since 2013. During a 30-year career, he also worked for Marin County and the cities of Morgan Hill, Stockton and Fairfield.

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