Banning City Manager Andy Takata has submitted his resignation after four years. Takata came to Banning after serving as manager for the town of Yucca Valley.
Takata was paid almost $268,000 in 2012. Banning spokesman Bill Manis said the city and Takata came to “mutual understanding” about his resignation. He is the second administrator to leave in recent months. During the last six months, the city of Banning was billed $1.8 million to clean up a 300-gallon oil spill of used motor oil, more than three times the estimated amount; and the police department purchased an MRAP military vehicle without the city council or manager’s knowledge or consent.