- Associated Press - Saturday, September 10, 2016

RENO, Nev. (AP) - Reno’s embattled city manager is stepping down, but at a cost of more than $200,000 to taxpayers.

KTVN-TV reports (https://bit.ly/2chOJJ3) that Andrew Clinger, who has been accused of sexual harassment by three women, has agreed to resign and will be gone effective Oct. 9.

He will receive six months of severance pay and $30,000 to cover legal fees. In total, the city will pay him more than $227,000.

Mayor Hillary Schieve says entering litigation with Clinger could have been costlier in the long run.

Clinger had been on voluntary leave during the investigation of the allegations.

But he announced his departure after learning officials planned to hold a special meeting about removing him from office.

The investigation into the harassment complaint remains ongoing.

Clinger has denied the accusations.

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Information from: KTNV-TV, https://www.ktnv.com

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