Pueblo City Manager Pacheco Resigns

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A controversial city leader is stepping down. Jerry Pacheco will no longer be the Pueblo City Manager.

Pacheco was accused of backing into a woman’s car while they were both sitting at a red light, and then taking off.

The Pueblo City council held a closed door meeting Tuesday night to discuss what should be done. After three hours of deliberation they decided to ask Pacheco to resign. He signed the resignation papers Wednesday night.

Pacheco told 11 News that the hit and run accident was blown out of proportion. He apologized during the open portion of meeting Tuesday night saying it was an embarassment to himself and the community.

City Council President Chris Kaufman says they've appointed Jenny Eickleman to be the interim City manager.

Pueblo Police are also making changes following Pacheco's hit and run accident. Officers wrote up an accident report but did not issue Pacheco a ticket. Deputy Chief Davenport tells 11 News they are reviewing their policy regarding citing on paper.

While the City Council has asked Pacheco to resign, they say he'll be taking his previous position as Director of City Planning.

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