Long Beach City Attorney Robert Shannon has announced his resignation from his position, according to a memorandum provided by Karen Hester, executive assistant to the city attorney. Shannon sent the memorandum to the Long Beach City Council on May 14.
Shannon has worked in the City Attorney’s office for the last 39 years, and his retirement will take effect July 2, according to the memorandum.
“My career in the office has been professionally challenging and thoroughly rewarding, especially so in these last 15 years as city attorney,” Shannon stated in the document. “During my tenure, I have been blessed with the support of an office of municipal attorneys and staff without equal in California. This fact has played a significant role in my decision as I am absolutely confident that I leave the office in experienced and capable hands.”
Vice Mayor Robert Garcia sent the Signal Tribune an emailed statement about Shannon’s departure. “Bob Shannon has served Long Beach well, and he’s been a great friend and advisor,” he said. “We all wish him the very best on his next endeavor.”