Duarte City Manager Jesse H. Duff announced Wednesday that he has had a change of heart and will remain in Duarte and not accept the top job at West Covina City Hall.
Less than 24 hours before, the West Covina Council introduced Duff as its new city manager.
"I haven't been told yet. This is unbelievable," said West Covina Councilman Michael Touhey.
Duff announced the change of heart to West Covina Mayor Richard Melendez on Wednesday afternoon.