Carlos Bustamante passed up for a promotion as Red County gets it wrong

Matt/Jubal Cunningham blew it when he wrote this back in December of last year, “Tim Neely, the county’s director of planning, is retiring and word is Santa Ana Councilman Carlos Bustamante is the heir apparent to succeed him. Carlos is currently the director of administration for the OC Public Works Department. Congrats to Carlos on the likely promotion.”

I got word today from one of our pajaritos that the promotion did NOT go to Bustamante after all.  Instead, Administrative Services Division Director Jess Carbajal will be replacing Neely.

I don’t know Carbajal, but he has to be a better choice than the embarrassing Bustamante.  Congratulations to Mr. Carbajal.


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