Ferguson to name interim city manager

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FERGUSON, MO (KTVI)- The Ferguson City Council is set to approve an agreement tonight outlining the duties and pay for its temporary city manager. Former City Manager John Shaw threw himself on the sword and resigned from office after eight years on the job. The city announced it would conduct a nationwide search for Shaw's replacement. In the meantime, Pam Hylton, who is the current assistant city manager, has been filling in for Shaw.

At tonight`s city council meeting, one of the items on the agenda is approving a temporary contract for Hylton outlining her duties and salary.

The city's mayor holds a part time position. It is the city manager who oversees Ferguson on a day to day basis.

John Shaw`s resignation came one week after that Justice Department report was issued. The report accused the city of bias against African Americans by the police and in its municipal court system. Shaw denied having any involvement in his letter of resignation.

In the wake of that Justice Department report, two police officers and the chief of police resigned. The municipal judge resigned and the city court clerk was fired.

Tonight`s meeting begins at 7p.m.