Sonoma County’s Board of Supervisors today are set to authorize spending up to $22.4 million over the next four years to replace the county’s aging accounting and budgeting system.
In a shake-up at the top of Sonoma County government, the Board of Supervisors on Monday appointed David Sundstrom to Sonoma County’s vacant chief financial officer post. He currently serves as the elected auditor-controller of Orange County. The board bypassed a recommendation by Rod Dole to select his longtime No. 2 administrator, Donna Dunk.
The closely watched process to fill Sonoma County’s open chief financial officer position has settled on three top candidates to be interviewed by the Board of Supervisors next week in a special public meeting. The candidates include Donna Dunk, a 26-year employee in the county auditor’s office who has served as the interim financial chief since the May retirement of Rod Dole. Santa Rosa City Councilman Gary Wysocky is also seeking the job, although he did not make the list of finalists.
7:45 PM UPDATE: Rod Dole, whose Swiss Army Knife-like title reflected a diverse set of responsibilities, will retire as county auditor-controller-treasurer-tax collector in May, citing family health issues. He disclosed his plans to county staff Tuesday just one month after he was sworn in to office to a seventh term. And he defended his retirement package, which gives him a pension equal to his $208,649 annual salary.