Jim Mussenden, 59, of Glendora, who had been the city manager since 2006, was among 30 people arrested Thursday by Pomona police during a sting on prostitutes and their customers.
The City Council had scheduled a closed meeting today to discuss the arrest, but in a letter dated Oct. 15, which Deputy City Attorney Dave Gondek said he received this morning, Mussenden said he was resigning without severance or other compensation, the Los Angeles Times reported on its Web site.
In a 5 to 0 vote, the City Council appointed Rene Bobadilla, 38, as interim city manager.
"It was a tough decision, but (the resignation) kind of made it easier on everyone to move on," Councilwoman Pat Wallach told The Times.
She said Mussenden had called each council member to apologize.
Gondek said any city property in Mussenden's possession - including the
Toyota Avalon he was driving when he was arrested, would be returned soon.
Some residents showed up at today's meeting to support Mussenden.
"These things happen with men," resident Kim Goddard, 56, told the council. "None of you are fit to sit on an ethic committee."
Bobadilla's temporary appointment will last 90 days.
He told The Times he had mixed feelings. "It's bittersweet," he said.
"Not exactly the way you'd like to become interim city manager."
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A woman accused of driving drunk and causing head-on crash that killed her passenger changed her plea on Tuesday.
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