Walton County Commissioners voted unanimously Thursday to rescind last week's resignation of County Administrator Greg Kisela, then voted 3-to-2 to fire him without cause.
the firing clears the way for Kisela to receive a severance package that includes six months salary.
The commission had been receiving criticism for awarding Kisela his severance package in exchange for submitting what appeared to be a forced resignation. But a new state law caps public officials' severance pay at 20 weeks.
Since Kisela signed his contract before the severance cap became law, he's entitled to the package if he's fired.
Kisela left the Destin City Managers job 11 months ago for the Walton County position. But there had been increasing speculation in recent weeks he might be on his way out, due to a deteriorating relationship with some of the county commissioners.