Oakland City Administrator Santana to resign

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Oakland City Administrator Deanna Santana says she is resigning from her position.

Santana confirmed to the San Francisco Chronicle (http://bit.ly/1dVIAJh ) that she is leaving her job but declined to say why.

Mayor Jean Quan said Monday that assistant city administrator Fred Blackwell will take over on Tuesday.

The 43-year-old Santana has been Oakland's city administrator for nearly three years. She was at the helm when the city evicted protesters from Occupy Oakland camped outside City Hall in 2011, closed a $58 million budget gap and witnessed the departure of three police chiefs and other various city officials.

Recently, Santana has been a finalist for top administrator jobs in Dallas and Phoenix. She didn't get either job.

Quan on Monday described Santana as a "tireless worker and leader."

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Information from: San Francisco Chronicle, http://www.sfgate.com