Calaveras County’s New CAO Talks Challenges, Priorities

Calaveras County’s new Chief Administrative Officer Timothy Lutz takes over on April 1, and he recently spoke about some of the challenges he expects to face. These include fallout from the massive 2015 Butte Fire; a lagging economy driven by declining property values; rising county expenses combined with low reserves; and a major fight over commercial cannabis that could soon result in a voter-approved ban.

Lutz was hired on March 14 to oversee nearly 18 departments and over 400 employees. He has worked for the County of Tulare for the past 10 years, holding a number of positions including director of fiscal operations. He has a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a Master’s in Business Administration from California State University, Fresno.

Read more about Timothy Lutz here