Reasoning behind severance package questioned


Some Augusta leaders are making the case for those large severance packages for two top officials who resigned. 

Criticism is growing over Commissioners approving 12 months pay for the City Administrator and Attorney who resigned under pressure last week.

It will cost more than $310 thousand dollars.

But supporters say the two have agreed to be available to serve as consultants if needed during the next year. 

“What happens if they get another job? What happens if they can’t be reached? Will they breach that? Those things haven’t been explained to me at all. I need to know what happens if we can’t confide in them. If they’re not available,” says Commissioner Marion Williams 

In their contracts the attorney and administrator are entitled to six months severance pay on leaving.

Commissioner Marion Williams says he plans to have city leaders discuss the severance pay during a legal meeting on Tuesday. 

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