Deputy City Attorney Dylan Brady leaves Vallejo

by John Glidden | Feb. 17, 2021

VALLEJO – While City Manager Greg Nyhoff deals with the departure of Human Resources Director Heather Ruiz, newly hired City Attorney Veronica Nebb will need to fill a vacancy of her own.

Nebb confirmed to this week that Deputy City Attorney Dylan Brady left the city of Vallejo in late January to take an assistant city attorney position with the city of Petaluma.

Reached for comment Wednesday, Brady said his decision to leave Vallejo was not an easy one.

“I was proud of what staff and I were able to achieve in my four years working for the City,” Brady wrote in an email to “Vallejo is a great city and the staff there are dedicated to improving the City. I’m born and raised in Santa Rosa, so the opportunity to work closer and improve my community was what led to my decision to depart.”

Brady had been handling “land use and transactional matters in the office, replacing an attorney who left the city,” Nebb said. Brady worked on the North Mare Island term sheet and exclusive right to negotiate between the city and Nimitz Group.

He replaced Shannon Eckmeyer, who left Vallejo to take a job with the city of San Diego in July 2020.

Prior to his transfer to land use issues, Brady worked with the city’s Neighborhood Law Program (NLP), a collaborative effort between city departments and the community to tackle blight and nuisance issues in the city.

Nebb confirmed that the city anticipates filling “authorized vacant positions in the City Attorney’s office.” reported last week that Ruiz is leaving Vallejo in March to take a job with the city of Napa. Ruiz has served as interim deputy city manager since September 2020. is an independent news blog covering the cities of Vallejo and Benicia.  If you appreciate the journalism on this site, please consider making a contribution.

Published by John Glidden

John Glidden is a freelance journalist reporting on the city of Vallejo. The native Vallejoan also covers the local school district, Vallejo elections, and public safety.

One thought on “Deputy City Attorney Dylan Brady leaves Vallejo

  1. Departures, no matter the stated reason, are costly to any organization. This town has seen staggering firings, demands for resignations and “voluntary” departures, particularly following the hiring of CM Ny in Jan 2018 forward. Take a look at Workplace Bullying in an internet search. You will see that a NarcissistCharacter Disordered, Sociopath, whatever you want to call it…at the top, spells doom and spiraling downward for a business, agency, entity. Ny has to go! The price is simply too high. We are a town who generally lives on a “fixed income”. We can’t afford him on many levels. Take a look at worker’s comp, sick time taken, early retirements…


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