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Fired Spokane Valley city manager gets $411k payout

After two months of negotiations and the resignation of two councilmen, the Spokane Valley City Council unanimously approved a $411,115.66 settlement Tuesday with fired City Manager Mike Jackson. Jackson was asked to resign at a contentious Feb. 23 council meeting despite the protests of a dozen Spokane Valley residents and Councilmen Dean Grafos, Chuck Hafner and Bill Gothmann. Jackson refused to resign and was placed on administrative leave, which meant the council had to fire him./Pia Hallenberg, SR. More here.

Question: Anyone else want to get wrongfully fired from a government job? 



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D.F. Oliveria started Huckleberries Online on Feb. 16, 2004. Oliveria's Sunday print Huckleberries is a past winner of the national Herb Caen Memorial Column contest.