Tony Dahlerbruch Dismissed

AAD Mouth Agape BlurredAnton Dahlerbruch
Dismissed by Palos Verdes Estates City Council

In December 2013, the Coalition to Save PVE from Tony Dahlerbruch was formed following what was perceived as a recognizable fact pattern of negligence, incompetence and arguably even corruption.  Over the proceeding years, as the City’s residents came to learn of out-of-control spending, tremendous senior staff turnover, and an apparent blind eye toward serious problems related to the police department and pension debt, the Coalition’s  views on both Dahlerbruch and the City Council became mainstream.

In March 2019, discontent with the incumbent City Council’s inertia in maintaining Mr. Dahlerbruch’s position running PVE came to a boiling point.  As a result, each and every incumbent up for election either was voted out of office (Jennifer King and Betty Lin Peterson), or was wise enough to see the writing on the wall and not run for election (Jim Vandever).  The majority of PVE City Council thus was reconstituted, with Victoria Lozzi, Michael Kemps and David McGowan voted onto the dais.

In April 2019, the Palos Verdes City Council, with two newly-elected members having worked closely with Tony Dahlerbruch over the prior one-two years as City Treasurer and Financial Advisory Committee member/participants, voted to dismiss Mr. Dahlerbruch as PVE City Manager.  Mr. Dahlerbruch’s desire to remain employed with PVE was publicly declared, leading to his receipt of six-months severance.

With the late April 2019 effective date of the termination of Tony Dahlerbruch’s role as City Manager of Palos Verdes Estates, the purpose of has been accomplished.

As a result, on May 1, 2019, access by the public to nearly the entire website was removed.  The only page left visible to the public is the PVE Police Department Wall of Fame, honoring former Chief of Police Dan Dreiling and other similarly worthy officers.

On behalf of the residents of Palos Verdes Estates, we wish Mr. Dahlerbruch and his family a happy and healthy future in whatever city he becomes employed.


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