Burbank Assistant City Manager George M. Nony, a 24-year City Hall veteran who helped shape redevelopment in Burbank, is resigning to become Gardena's community development director.
The resignation of Nony, 54, is the fourth among major Burbank officials in nine months, but Mayor Mary E. Kelsey said the departures apparently are not connected.
"I think it's just one of those things," she said.
Nony, who lives in Burbank, said his departure was not related to that of other officials. He had been acting as city community development director since Larry J. Kosmont resigned in August to form a development consulting firm. He previously had served as city planning director, senior administrative assistant, principal planner and senior planning administrator.
"This was not a decision I took lightly," Nony said. "But I think going to Gardena will recharge my batteries and present me with a new set of challenges. I've accomplished all I can in Burbank."