A front-page article in Thursday’s Frio-Nueces Current said Jackson was the unanimous choice of the Pearsall city councilors during a February 1st city council meeting, contingent upon contract negotiations.
Jackson told KOTS-KDEM news that this was not the first, second or even third job he had been offered since becoming the Luna County manager.
He said the Pearsall city councilors have asked him to go to work for them, but as of Friday morning he had not seen a contract offer nor accepted the position.
Jackson also said he was amazed that his job offer was newsworthy in light of so many local issues.
He specifically cited House Bill 233, which he said could have a devastating impact on Luna County.
House Bill 233 would reduce the amount of hold-harmless payments that cities and counties could receive during the phase-out period if those cities or counties approved new taxes to make up for the loss of revenue from hold-harmless payments.
Last February, the Luna County Commissioners passed a three-eighths-of-one-percent gross receipts tax increase to compensate for the hold-harmless phase-out. That tax went into effect July 1st, 2015.
The Deming City Councilors opted not to pass the same tax increase.