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September 1, 2014

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Search on for new city manager in North Las Vegas

Cash-strapped North Las Vegas is launching a search for a new top executive after interim City Manager Jeff Buchanan announced he'll step down next month.

Nevada's fourth-largest city issued a statement Wednesday saying Buchanan wants to allow the City Council to find a permanent manager with more experience.

Buchanan will be replaced by current Deputy City Manager Qiong Liu until a replacement is hired.

Buchanan was city fire chief before being promoted in August during an executive shuffle following the Mayor John Lee's election.

Buchanan helped the city navigate a looming budget crisis in April, when four city employee unions agreed to concessions aimed at avoiding a state takeover of city finances.

Buchanan's last day will be June 10. It's not immediately clear if he'll remain with the city.

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