County Manager Brian Haines notified the commissioners Friday that he will be
out indefinitely on medical leave. The county cited federal privacy laws, saying it could not disclose any details related to Haines medical condition.
Assistant County Manager M. Sue Padilla says county staff and elected officials are wishing Haines a speedy recovery. The commission will consider an option for appointing Padilla as the interim manager during its regular meeting next Tuesday. The county says operations are not expected to be affected by the leadership change. He has been County Manager since July 8, 2003.