Dave Rudberg, the former head of engineering and, the the last few years, manager of the city’s preparations for the Olympics, has sent city manager Penny Ballem a letter saying that he is retiring.
The retirement will be effective this spring. Not a shock to city hall insiders, who are aware that many senior staff are unhappy about the new regime and that the new regime is not encouraging them to stay around,
Rudberg, who has been responsible for coordinating everything the city is doing in connection with the Olympics, including organizing the city’s two live sites, is apparently going to stay on until spring. He’s been with the city 31 years.