After months of turmoil and years of questionable decisions, Jason Gray’s time as McKinney’s city manager is over. On Monday evening, Gray met with the members of the McKinney City Council and “came to a joint decision to accept (Gray’s) resignation upon execution of a mutually agreed upon separation agreement,” according to a release from the City of McKinney.
Gray’s resignation brings an end to months of questions from the public about his job performance. (Editor’s Note: For a thorough timeline of Gray’s tenure, please click here.) A group of McKinney citizens formed the group McKinney Watchdog in an effort to see Gray removed from office. Late last year, Gray received a decidedly mixed review from the city council. In that review, the council stated that they would review Gray’s performance again in February. Now it appears that Gray’s performance did not improve enough for the relationship between Gray and the City of McKinney to continue.
“We are thankful for Jason’s efforts in moving the city forward in key initiatives of the Council and look forward to continuing to move the City forward in a positive direction,” Mayor Brian Loughmiller said in the release.
Gray is also quoted in the release. “I am thankful for the opportunity to serve the community and appreciate the work of the Mayor and Council,” Gray said.
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