Let's see: You have a major administrator in a fair-sized city who's held the job for four months, then unexpectedly announces he will resign "to pursue new opportunities in the private sector."
That could mean any of several things, but it almost certainly means this: There is more to the story.
The story has to do with Spokane Mayor Mary Verner's chief of staff, Mark Early, who will quit effective the end of next week. No further explanation is being tendered, other than that "there's no performance issues," an indicator that he wasn't fired for lack of ability.
More of the story will eventually out. When it does, it may say something - we know not yet what - about the new Verner Administration.