Anthony Lyons Offers To Resign As Gainesville City Manager


Gainesville City Manager Anthony Lyons is offering his resignation.

In a memo to the commission Tuesday, he said he wants to leave Jan. 18 and wants 20 weeks of severance pay. The commission will have to approve that deal.

He became the city manager in April 2016 after serving since November 2015 as interim. He had previously led the city’s planning department and Community Redevelopment Agency.

The city manager in 2017 earned $235,938 in wages, second only on city payroll to Gainesville Regional Utilities General Manager Edward Bielarski’s earnings of $304,028.

Gainesville city commissioners, three of whom last week expressed discontent with Lyons’ job performance, are expected to discuss the manager’s request on Thursday in a general policy committee meeting at city hall.

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