Such agreements have caused controversy. For example, when the Council fired Lee Ann Dumbauld last year the city had to pay more than $350,000. EverythingLubbock.com reported in early December that if the city were to fire Lubbock Power & Light Director Gary Zheng “for reasons other than Cause” it would cost more than $600,000.
“It will not be a golden parachute like the past city manager or Gary Zheng,” said City of Lubbock Mayor Glen Robertson.
“It will be six-month’s pay – very simple,” Robertson added. “I think it’s fair to everybody involved.”
As of last year former City Attorney Sam Medina was paid more than $210,000 per year. Robertson said it won’t be as much for Weaver.
“It will be less money – under $200,000 per year. You’re looking at the $196,000 range,” the mayor said.