JUNEAU (AP) -- Juneau city manager Dave Palmer has decided it's time to step down.
Palmer, who has been city manager for seven years, said his resignation will be effective at the end of June.
In a letter to Mayor Sally Smith and the Juneau Assembly, Palmer said a manager needs to know when it's time to step aside and let someone with new ideas and enthusiasm take over.
Palmer said he plans to take the summer off, work on a cabin at Chilkat Lake and visit his grandmother.
He also plans to stay in Juneau. Palmer has worked in local government for nearly 31 years. Twenty of those years have been in Alaska.
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