After a large response from the public and inquiries by the media, the City of Cranbrook confirmed that David Kim is on medical leave, the City’s Chief Administrative Officer (CAO).

“It is important to clarify publicly that any items dealing with any personnel of the municipality – including medical information – are considered confidential and private in nature,” said the City of Cranbrook in a statement. “As such, the City of Cranbrook will not be providing any further information regarding Mr. Kim’s leave.”

The City of Cranbrook said that in Kim’s absence, Ron Fraser, Director of the Office of Innovation and Collaboration has assumed the role as acting-CAO and managing all require duties until Kim returns from his medical leave.

As per the City of Cranbrook’s most recent 2018 Annual Report, David Kim was paid $276,032 remuneration as part of his contract with the City of Cranbrook.

It is unclear when exactly Kim was placed on medical leave or the exact timetable of his return.