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4:05 pm
Wed May 27, 2009

Bixby City Manager Resigns

Bixby, OK – Bixby city manager resigns after dispute

BIXBY, Okla. (AP) A suspended Bixby city official who recently accused the city council of violating the city charter and the state Open Meeting Act has resigned.

Members of the Bixby City Council voted 5-0 yesterday after a two-hour executive session to accept the resignation of City Manager Micky Webb.

The action officially brought to a close Webb's three-week dispute and 16-year tenure with the city.

Both Webb and Mayor Ray Bowen agreed the resignation was in both parties' best interest, but declined to comment further.

The council has refused to say why it suspended Webb, but the action came just days after the city manager accused the council of violating the city charter and the state Open Meeting Act during an executive session April 27.

During that session, Webb alleged the council pressured him to fire several employees, which the city charter does not give them the authority to do.

Webb said the alleged actions also violated the Open Meeting Act because they were not listed on the meeting notice or agenda and were not publicly voted on by the council.

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Information from: Tulsa World, http://www.tulsaworld.com