Hayward beefed up Bowling’s severance package in August

According to records released yesterday by the City of Pensacola, former Mayor Ashton Hayward modified City Attorney Lysia Bowling’s employment agreement just three months before he left office.

The document, entitled “City Attorney Employment Agreement Clarification and Amendment,” is dated August 23, 2018.

The agreement states the city would “provide public officials and employment practices liability insurance to cover any and all claims arising and relating to Bowling’s legal representation of the city during her tenure as city attorney.”

Mayor Hayward also increased Bowling’s severance pay from 90 days to 120 days.