In a surprise move today, San Antonio City Manager Sheryl Sculley today announced her retirement after more than 13 years as head of the state's seventh largest city, News Radio 1200 WOAI reports.
Sculley didn't say when her retirement day will be, but said it will be 'no later than June 20, 2019.' Sculley indicated that she had been planning to retire for a couple of years, but stayed due to the 2017 bond issue and other major initiatives.
Sculley's retirement comes three weeks after voters approved a charter amendment which will limit the salary and tenure of the next City Manager, amid controversy over her $475,000 salary.
Sculley's city government career stretches back forty years. In a recent self-performance review, Sculley called herself 'the most experienced City Manager in America.
She is a former City Manager of Kalamazoo Michigan, and the assistant City Manger of Phoenix.Sculley says she is pleased to be leaving the City on firm financial footing, including a AAA bond rating from all three rating agencies, as well as increased financial reserves and a budget that does not include a tax rate increase.
Under the terms of the charter amendment, Sculley's replacement's salary cannot exceed 10 times the salary of the lowest paid full time City employee, or about $250,000. That compares with the $475,000 base salary Sculley earns.