Deerfield Beach City Manager Burgess Hanson resigns amid scrutiny

Deerfield Beach City Manager Burgess Hanson, who has led the city for nearly a decade, resigned Tuesday night.

Although the resignation is effective June 1, he will be on administrative leave until then, a city spokeswoman said. His pay was $184,998.

Mayor Bill Ganz said he wanted Hanson to step down, concerned that the manager was giving him information that was “incomplete, misleading or downright not accurate.”

The manager is the chief executive officer, in charge of running the city’s day-to-day operations and overseeing department heads. Hanson didn’t give clues about his departure in his letter, but he did note the decision was his “final one as your city manager to live a better, healthier life.” He couldn’t be reached for comment Thursday despite a call and text to his cellphone.

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