Severance deal for fired San Marcos city manager

July 8, 2010 6:04:39 AM PDT
Fired San Marcos City Manager Rick Menchaca has accepted an $85,000 severance package and agreed not to sue over his dismissal. The San Marcos City Council on June 24 voted to end Menchaca's employment, effective immediately. No reasons were given.

A June 1 evaluation, from council members, city staff and external evaluators, gave Menchaca an "average" rating.

Mayor Susan Narvaiz initially said Menchada had declined a severance offer and planned to contact an attorney.

But the mayor, at Tuesday night's city council meeting, said Menchaca agreed to accept the severance deal and not pursue a lawsuit. He has declined comment.

Menchaca was city manager of Midland from 2000 to 2007.