Bowling paid $91K to trade jobs

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.