Senior deputy leaves Elk Grove city attorney's office after only 7 months

A senior deputy in the city of Elk Grove's city attorney's office has departed after only seven months of service.

The city of Elk Grove has posted a job opening for a senior deputy attorney. A review of the statements of economic interest shows that Emilio Camacho left his position as senior deputy city attorney effective May 31.

According to this statement of economic interest filed upon assuming office, Mr. Camacho was hired by Elk Grove city attorney Jonathan Hobbs and started his employment on October 18, 2023. The city of Elk Grove does not disclose reasons for employment separation. 

Hobbs formally introduced Camacho to Mayor Bobbie Singh-Allen and her city councilmen during their  January 24 meeting (see video below) in glowing terms. Before joining Hobbs' staff, Camacho was employed by the city of Sacramento for nine years.

"We are very excited to have him in our office," Hobbs told the mayor and her city council during that meeting. 

Graphic by Say thanks to Mohamed_hassan via Pixabay


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Deejay Blutarsky said...

With the Attorney General's well-publicized lawsuit filed against the city; the city's long history of dishing out cash to settle lawsuits; contract blunders like the D56 feasibility study which cost taxpayers $450,000; the lawsuit against the city due to not accepting the lowest bid (Downtown Ford); the subsequent slew of weasel-worded no-bid contracts; and poor Zeus, well, one has to wonder whether having the city of Elk Grove on your law resume is the kiss of death for your career!

Renegade said...

I find this very interesting. Stayed only 7 months. His resume, as described by Mr. Hobbs at the council meeting the night he was introduced, seemed impressive.
Perhaps he saw he was in the middle of a abysmal law firm that was unable or unwilling to fight it's way out of a wet paper bag. Perhaps he witnessed poor judgement from his supervisor(s) curtailing his abilities as an trained advocate. Perhaps he was just embarrassed by the work product put out by these highly paid civil servants and wanted to distance himself from them as soon as possible. All of these reasons are plausible if not obvious to those of us who pay attention to such matters.

Good luck in your future endeavors, counselor!

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