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Littleton fires former Frisco town manager Michael Penny

John Aguilar and Jesse Paul
The Denver Post

Michael Penny

Littleton's city manager, Michael Penny, was terminated Tuesday evening during a tense council meeting that revealed sharp divisions among the city's elected leaders.

The four council members who voted to fire Penny — who has been Littleton's city manager since October 2011 and was previously Frisco's town manager for eight years — said they had lost faith and trust in the man.

The two council members who voted against Penny's dismissal, Debbie Brinkman and Bill Hopping, were vociferous in their condemnation of the rest of the council for putting termination on the table.

"I think this is a drastic mistake," Brinkman said, visibly angry.

Penny, reached by phone Wednesday, said he wished he had been given the chance to sit down with council members to put together a performance plan before being shown the door. He declined to say anything more than he had found it an honor to serve the suburban city for the past five years.

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