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Abrew Resigns City Post
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Escalon City Manager John Abrew – who also serves as the city engineer and public works director – has officially submitted his resignation.

The city staff and members of the Escalon City Council were notified by Abrew on Wednesday, May 15 that he will be leaving the city in mid-July.

He has accepted a position as the Deputy Public Works Director for the City of Stockton. Abrew said he didn’t have a concrete start date yet for his new post, but will be leaving his Escalon job effective Monday, July 15.

Originally coming to work as the city engineer several years ago, Abrew’s job later evolved to include the public works realm and, more recently, he was named interim city manager when former interim Henry Hesling left the city due to time limitations for serving as a retiree.

Abrew said he planned to make sure the city had its fiscal year 2013-14 budget in place before leaving, and that work is going on now. The goal is to adopt the budget next month, with a budget workshop set for next week. The workshop to gather input and take questions and comments from the public will be at the council chambers, 2060 McHenry, starting at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, May 28.