Alameda City Manager Debra Kurita abruptly quit her job yesterday -- although it's not clear why. According to the Alameda Journal, Kurita said that she decided to resign after meeting with the city council. She said that although she and the council "share many goals for the future of this city, we do differ in the manner in which to achieve these goals." Strange. Kurita was well-liked and respected. The city is facing numerous financial problems, but many of them originated before she arrived three-and-a-half years ago.