1. Al Roder’s separation agreement (Aug. 1 is his last day)
Item #6 (titled ‘Release’) in the separation agreement (Page 7 in the pdf) appears to be a change of the Council’s previous policy of a $7,500 limit to pay Roder’s attorney fees related to the Goodhue investigation (bold italics mine):
Unless the Employee rescinds the release, the City shall continue to reimburse the Employee, or pay on his behalf, costs and reasonable attorney’s fees payable to Fredrikson & Byron, P.A. related to the Goodhue Matter, without dollar limitation but subject to review and approval of all billings for such costs and fees by the City Attorney prior to payment.
This appears to mean that the City will pay the additional $8k billed beyond the $7.5k, with no end in sight. Or am I reading that wrong?
2. Vacant at-large seat (Noah Cashman resigned last week)
The Council is considering two alternatives for filling Cashman’s seat (Page 16 in the pdf).
Alternative A: fill the seat immediately
Alternative B: invite people to apply by X date, interview them, etc.
9/14 note: I edited the blog post titled from “on Monday” to “July 14 meeting”