(Cincinnati, Oh.)--The Cincinnati City Manager is stepping down effective at noon Saturday.
Cincinnati City Manager Harry Black will accept an 8 month buyout deal to leave his job as an impending vote from City Council, would have forced the embattled City Manager out after weeks of turmoil.
Black has been at the center of a feud between him and Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley for weeks but it was the issues with the 911 call center, brought to light after the death of Kyle Plush that helped sway the deciding vote of City Councilman Greg Landsman to say the City Manager needs to go.
Black's staff sent council a letter of resignation to council just as a special session was set to begin Saturday morning that could have seen council fire the City Manager.
Currently Assistant City Manager Patrick Duhaney will become Acting City Manager, until a permanent replacement can be found.
Black Released a statement Saturday about his resignation.