City settles with Davidson

The City of Moab recently settled litigation with a former city manager in a defamation lawsuit. Photo by Carter Pape

The City of Moab has agreed to settle litigation with former City Manager Rebecca Davidson, who claimed former Mayor David Sakrison and certain Moab City Council members defamed her in comments they made about her regarding a potential conflict of interest. It was one of two lawsuits Davidson filed after she was terminated after months of turmoil in 2017.

The council with no public discussion agreed to the settlement, which City Attorney Chris McAnany said in a written narrative is not an admission of fault of wrongdoing by any party.