The buyouts of the holdovers from the Hayward administration has begun.
Former City Attorney Lysia Bowling, who has worked for the city since April 2015, was paid $91,588.33 to give up her post and become the Contract & Lease Counsel for the Financial Services Department.
The $91K consisted of severance compensation of 120 days pay as per the contract signed by former Mayor Hayward–$53,213.33, and 500 hours of accumulated PTO leave–$38,375, also per her contract with Hayward.
Bowling’s pay dropped, effective Jan. 14, from $159,640 to $102,460.80.
According to the memorandum from Mayor Grover Robinson, Bowling will not have another severance benefit if she leaves her Finance job.