Bridge general manager Kupersmith to be replaced with someone from within district 

The Golden Gate Bridge District has begun the search process to replace general manager Celia Kupersmith, who will be stepping down from her post in September.

On Friday, the bridge district’s Board of Directors agreed to hire Carmen Clark Consultants to conduct the search, an internal recruitment that will focus solely on replacing Kupersmith with employees currently working at the district.

Kupersmith announced her decision to step down last week. The new general manager of Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District will be responsible for overseeing a fully-fledged transit fleet while also directing maintenance operations on the famous span.

The bridge district is currently facing a five-year $132 million projected budget shortfall, and will implement a $3 carpool toll on Thursday to help make up that deficit.

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