Vallejo City Manager Joe Tanner is set to be dismissed by the City Council. Tanner is the 7th manager to have guided the city in the last 4 years... which tends to say more about the city's financial situation than the employee, if you ask us. Given his 2 1/2 year run, Tanner certainly seems to have fared better than his predecessors.
As the city has been in throes of bankruptcy, Tanner took a pretty hard line against city unions, who are among his most vocal critics. He's not without supporters on the council, as councilwoman Stephanie Gross called the firing a "vendetta" by those same political opponents.