VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — Following the resignation of City Manager Dave Hansen, Virginia Beach's top city official talked about his exit.
Hansen resigned after more than 13 years on the job. According to a media invite sent by the City of Virginia Beach Communications Office, Mayor Bobby Dyer and Vice Mayor Jim Wood will "set the record straight" about Hansen's resignation on Friday at 3 p.m.
Hansen helped lead the city's response to the May 31st mass shooting at the Virginia Beach Municipal Center.
Loved ones of the shooting victims have criticized how Hansen handled the aftermath.
During the Mayor's speech, he said the community should focus on the good Hansen has brought to the area. He then listed off projects he worked on including Something in the Water Festival, the Lesner Bridge, and the Kempsville Rec Center.
"I have great respect for Dave Hansen, while circumstances were less than ideal," said Dyer.
Dyer also said Dave Hansen's resignation has nothing to do with his handling of the Virginia Beach shooting. He said some may disagree with his style, but he got things done.
View the full press conference below:
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Hansen resigned this week following a meeting where the Virginia Beach Interdenominational Ministers Conference discussed Hansen's job performance. They called for his firing in a letter to Mayor Dyer.
City Councilman Guy Tower said, "a significant majority" of city council members were concerned about Hansen's management -- a claim with which Vice Mayor Jim Wood disagreed.
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