Sergio Zavala, director of planning for the City of Mission since 1998, announced this week that he will retire as of August 31. Zavala, who was hired as city planner in 1984, has been with the city Planning Department 28 years. He conducted his presentation to the Mission City Council for the last time Monday evening.
Julio Cerda, city manager, said Zavala has provided outstanding service to the City of Mission and will be difficult to replace. In the interim, Assistant City Planning Director Bobby Salinas and City Engineer John Hernandez will take over the duties of the planning director.
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