Jefferson City fires city manager

      Jefferson City council members voted to terminate Steve Rasmussen's contract as city manager.The motion passed 9-0 in a close session after a city council work session.

      Cit y Attorney Nathan Nickolaus has been appointed interim cit y administrator. Plans are under way to a establish a search committee to find a new cit y administrator.The City of Jefferson is on the verge of facing its largest economic boom in history, said Mayor Eric Struemph in a prepared release. The City Council is committed to leadership that will help the city work toward achieving greater economic prosperity.

      Rasmussen said he has enjoyed his service with the city. It is my understanding that different leadership was desired for the new administration. This is not uncommon in this position, he said. I respect that desire and have no regrets.