Dave Tyson announces retirement from City of Eureka
If you are curious about the source of that speck of light way down at the end of the tunnel, it is this: Eureka City Manager Dave Tyson will step down from his post on December 28, 2012. Tyson made the announcement on KINS radio this afternoon. Listen to the good news here:
Tyson extended his contract with the city by two years after the 2010 election which swept a slate of his favored candidates into office. Since then he has come under fire for his unpopular firing of Eureka’s police chief, which incited a Dump Dave campaign by outraged citizens.
But Tyson is leading the effort to hire a new chief, and may well stick Eureka with the same regressive leadership that led to a string of officer-involved shootings in 2006. In fact, Tyson has cast a very small net in his search for a new chief, but has already interviewed former EPD Sgt. Michael Johnson, one of the SWAT shooters who murdered Eureka resident Cheri Lyn Moore in her G Street apartment that year.
So while the end of the Tyson reign is near, the legacy he leaves will likely continue to leach poison into the Victorian Seaport for years to come.