2 mayor’s office officials submit resignations

11/15/2013
BY IGNAZIO MESSINA
BLADE STAFF WRITER
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Green

Two top Bell administration officials said Thursday they submitted their resignations effective the moment Mike Bell's term expires the evening of Jan. 2.

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Herwat

Deputy Mayor of Operations Steve Herwat and Deputy Mayor/​Safety Director Shirley Green made their resignations official.

Neither Mr. Herwat nor Ms. Green said they were asked by Mayor-elect D. Michael Collins to stay with his administration.

Mr. Collins, a district councilman from South Toledo who defeated Mayor Bell at the polls last week, said he would notify city directors when they could reapply for their own jobs.

Fire Chief Luis Santiago would likely be part of his administration, Mr. Collins said. He has not named other top officials, including a chief of staff.

Mr. Collins said he would not hire two officials who worked under former Mayor Carty Finkbeiner: Bob Reinbolt, the former chief of staff, and John Bibish, who was once finance director. Both supported Mr. Collins over Mayor Bell.