Frozen Payouts

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The so-called "golden parachutes" have been at issue for many months.

Mayor Tony Benavides' contracts promised his department heads money for comp time, vacation time, and sick time that some on city council thought was inappropriate.

9 department heads left the city and asked for their money. 3 have been paid. 6 are still waiting for checks.

Those 6 will wait while Bernero has the city attorney look at the issue once again. (It's been reviewed at least twice by lawyers.) His chief of staff says some payouts are due, they agree, but they think the payouts are too rich, according to the city charter..