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By Brian Park

Grant Taylor, the head of San Juan Capistrano’s development services department, resigned earlier this month, a city official has confirmed.

Taylor’s final employment date was Friday, April 12, according to Cathy Salcedo, a spokeswoman for the city. Taylor did not leave a resignation letter.

Assistant Development Services Director Bill Ramsey will serve as acting head of the department, Salcedo said.

Taylor began working for the city in May 2007 as assistant director of development services. He was promoted to director in November 2010. Taylor earned an annual salary of $152,596, according to Tom Bokosky, the city’s human resources manager.

Taylor’s departure is the second vacancy of a major city position since 2011. Last April, Nasser Abbaszadeh was let go as public works director and replaced by Jim Ross in the interim.

Editorial Note: A previous version of this story stated that Taylor’s annual salary in 2012 was $147,829, based on the city’s employee compensation and salary report. That figure was updated with information provided by Bokosky. The report can be found by clicking here.

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