By: Sarah Snyder
HOBBS, NEW MEXICO - The people spoke out. Now the Hobbs City Manager's calling it quits. On Tuesday night, Hobbs city leaders voted to rescind the controversial double dipping contract with Eric Honeyfield; a move that avoided putting the issue on the ballot.
The Hobbs City Commissioners decided to do away with the employment agreement that they voted on just a few days ago. They were going to allow City Manager Eric Honeyfield to retire and collect his pension on top of a hefty salary that would have ended up totaling more than even what Vice President Joe Biden makes. The reason why this has been so controversial is because the City Manager has previously denied other city employees the very same agreement he received. NewsWest9 spoke with both Mayor Reagan and Mr. Honeyfield. They say that contract got thrown out the window because of the huge public outcry.