Voice of OC’s Adam ElmahrekÂ has found out how much the departure of failed Santa Ana City Attorney Joseph Fletcher cost the city; total payout to $333,779.
Former Santa Ana City Attorney Joe Fletcher cashed out $191,699 in unused vacation and sick leave when he left the city’s employ last week, according to figures provided to Voice of OC by the city’s finance department.
This taxpayer-funded windfall is in addition to the $142,080 severance package Fletcher negotiated and brings his total payout to $333,779. Fletcher also left with a pension and, if he chooses, unemployment benefits, according to his severance agreement.
Not bad for someone who could not keep the Brown Act, and Council Member conflicts of interests straight. I wonder what city service the Council will decide to cut back on to pay for this mess?