There’s a buzz around town that Walt Ekard, the administrator of the county of San Diego’s government is being, or about to be, recruited by Riverside County.

Apparently Riverside County Chief Executive Officer Larry Parrish is retiring June 30.

When I found Ekard Tuesday night at Election Central, he wouldn’t comment.

Stay tuned. Ekard is pretty popular. I caught up with Supervisor Dianne Jacob — who was beaming from her landslide re-election. She said she would “absolutely” want to keep Ekard.

Not sure what that means, but if you see a raise go his way soon, you’ll know why. Riverside has a reputation for “competitive” pay packages.

SCOTT LEWIS

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