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City of Spokane Valley reaches settlement with former city manager

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SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. -

Officials with the City of Spokane Valley confirm to KHQ Tuesday that they have reached a settlement with former City Manager Mike Jackson.

The settlement is for somewhere between $411,000 and $452,000 depending on the amount of vacation time and sick time accrued that the city would have to pay Jackson back.

Spokane Valley Council members allege corruption

As part of the agreement, Jackson waives his right to sue the city for his firing back in February. Jackson was ousted following a 45-minute council meeting in late February. The decision was reportedly met with loud boos in the council chambers followed by an hour of public testimony.

Jackson had worked for the city since 2003.

KHQ spoke with Spokane Valley Mayor Rod Higgins about the decision to settle. 

"Settling is easier than litigation," he said.

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