Durango ends contract with City Manager Ron LeBlanc
Durango City Council decided Tuesday to terminate City Manager Ron LeBlanc’s contract, ending his 12-year tenure, and appointed Assistant City Manager Amber Blake to serve in the interim position.
It is a mutual agreement between LeBlanc and the City Council. LeBlanc and the City Council agreed to publicize the settlement agreement and mutual release.
The city agreed to pay LeBlanc almost $100,000 – about $37,600 “representing all accrued paid time off and other accrued employment benefits” and about $61,200 in severance of three months’ salary – within 14 days of the agreement date.
The city manager’s salary, including benefits, is $195,582, according to the 2019 approved city budget.
LeBlanc submitted a letter of resignation suggesting his last day will be Oct. 1, when Blake is scheduled to become interim city manager. The contract also stipulates “a full and complete resolution of all issues between the parties including all pending ethics complaints,” according to the public document.
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