Tuesday, June 12, 2007 | Ronne Froman, the former Navy admiral who was tapped to be Mayor Jerry Sanders’ second-in-charge from the early days of his campaign, is leaving the Mayor’s Office at the end of the month.
Sanders confirmed to voiceofsandiego.org Monday afternoon that his longtime friend and colleague would be departing City Hall, saying she had always planned to leave after two years. The mayor said his chief operating officer informed him a couple of months ago that she would be leaving upon the conclusion of this year’s budget.
There have also been enduring reports of friction between Froman and the other side of the mayor’s leadership team, Kris Michell, legislative affairs director, and Fred Sainz, communications director.
Sanders said he didn’t think Froman’s departure had anything to do with internal issues. “She told me all along: two years,” the mayor said.