By MATTHEW HOSE
Belvedere's city manager says she will retire at the end of this year.
Mary Neilan cited an increasingly long commute from her Sonoma home along with a desire to see more of her children and grandchildren as the reasons she decided to leave the city's top post on Dec. 31.
"It's really external to the city," Neilan said. "The issue of a commute is something that isn't mine alone. It really is a lifestyle issue — it takes up so much time of your day and your week that it tends to detract from the satisfaction you get from the work itself."
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