North Las Vegas city manager talks about decision to leave
Photo: Video by ktnv.com
North Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- North Las Vegas City Manager Tim Hacker is on the way out and Action News had a chance to sit down with him and talk about his decision to resign.
Hacker told Action News that it would have been nice to maybe have a few more years but his time is up.
Both the new mayor John Lee and Hack says it is an amicable split due to differences in styles.
As city manager, Hacker's role included running things behind the scenes but he took center stage during very public and contentious negotiations with the city's local unions.
Hacker told Action News that the job really took a toll.
Last summer, the city was forced to declare a state of emergency while many thought it could be on the brink of bankruptcy.
Hacker says that things are starting to get better for the city though.
He insists that he was not pushed out by the mayor or the unions and it just wasn't going to work for either party.
Hacker will receive a severance package of six month's salary or $90,000.
He says that he would like to stay in the Las Vegas Valley but he doesn't currently have anything lined up.