By: Sarah Snyder
HOBBS, NEW MEXICO - It's the talk of the town. Double dipping by the Hobbs City Manager has people who live there up in arms. You may remember our story from last week, city commissioners voted to allow Manager Eric Honeyfield to retire then return to his job collect his pension plus keep a big salary.
NewsWest 9 learned a group of angry citizens filed a petition to try and change that. The Hobbs City Clerk told NewsWest 9, a group of Hobbs citizens brought in a petition calling for a special election on that employment agreement.
Several city employees in Hobbs all say they were denied the very same deal that the city manager received. They say that double standard is wrong and they're hoping the petition will reverse the commissioner's decision.