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Former City Council President Tony Young Out at Red Cross

Local board members were notified Thursday of Tony Young’s departure, but received no other information.

This post has been updated.

Former San Diego City Council President Tony Young is no longer working at the San Diego-Imperial Counties Red Cross.

Local board members were notified of Young’s departure Thursday by the national organization, said Aimee Faucett, a Red Cross board member and executive at the local Chamber of Commerce. Board members were provided no other information, Faucett said.

Young, a Democrat, served as a council member from 2005 to 2013, representing southeastern San Diego communities. He spent his last two years as council president before resigning to take the job at the Red Cross. Young was named co-chairman of incoming Mayor Kevin Faulconer’s transition team Feb. 14. A Faulconer spokesman confirmed Young remained in that role.

Update: We reached Young by phone. He said, “This is not a performance issue, It’s an opinion issue. There was a difference of opinion.”

Update: The Red Cross confirmed Young’s departure in a statement Friday afternoon: “Like many organizations the Red Cross considers personnel matters private and we do not comment on the reasons why someone has left the organization.  Mr. Young has been the regional chapter CEO for approximately 14 months.  We thank him for his service to the Red Cross and wish him well in his future endeavors.”

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