Asneath Kepler couldn't hold on to her job after she pissed-off the Mayor and the city planner quit.
Bits from the Santa Fe New Mexican:
"It was like something that took on its own life, and it kept getting worse,'' (Councilor) Wurzburger said.
... A combination of Kepler mistakes and a perception by the mayor that the city manager undermined his ability to lead ultimately made it impossible to keep her in place.
Kepler was quoted as saying she was sad but it is what it is.