LIVERPOOL'S head of regeneration will become the latest senior figure to leave the local authority.
John Kelly, executive director of regeneration, was last night in the process of hammering out the terms of his departure.
Mike Burchnall, head of planning, will follow them at the end of this month, and community services executive director Cath Green will leave next month.
Seven other un-named senior managers have also be granted redundancy.
When Mr Kelly's departure is confirmed, education chief Stuart Smith and city solicitor Paul Evans will be the only surviving senior managers since Labour took control of the council in May. Chief executive Colin Hilton announced his retirement just days after the Lib-Dems lost control. Joe Anderson is having a right old clear-out.
Mr Kelly was responsible for the council's number one priority area – growing the city's economy.
He has also overseen planning and development, transport and traffic, tourism, culture, and major regeneration projects. On the council's website, Mr Kelly, a married father-of-one, enthuses about working at the council.
He is quoted saying: "I've got a job which is staggeringly exciting in a great city with some really bright and passionate colleagues. I'm determined to do my best."
This is good news for Liverpool, unfortunatly for Liverpools Historic Environment and its World Heritage Waterfront is 10 years too late. Now can we have Nigel Lee, the Chief Planning Officer, out please.
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