New City Attorney to Get Severance Agreement from City Council

Mayor Glen Robertson defends the decision, saying, “It will not be a golden parachute like the past city manager or Gary Zheng.”
LUBBOCK, TX -- The Lubbock City Council is on schedule Thursday to finalize its decision to hire Chad Weaver as the new City Attorney. As part of that decision, there is a proposed severance agreement between Weaver and the city.

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.

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