posted by April 18 at 17:05 PMon
As noted in this morning’s Morning News, the P-I has an impressive (and kind of shocking) scoop today: Port Commissioner Pat Davis authorized a severance package for outgoing Port CEO Mic Dinsmore extending his $340,00 salary for a year, without consulting the other commissioners.
Appropriately enough, her colleagues were stunned. The P-I got great quotes from Davis’s fellow commissioners:
“Mic Dinsmore retired of his own accord, and granting him a large severance package is entirely inappropriate,” Port Commission President John Creighton said.
[Port Commissioner Alec] Fisken said it made no sense for the commissioners to be discussing Dinsmore’s severance so far in advance of knowing his plans.
“This is outrageous, and I can’t imagine where it came from,” Fisken said. “Pat said we had approved this, but I have no recollection of it at any meeting—it would still have to come to a formal vote for payments to be made.”
And my favorite one, from Lloyd Hara:
“Pat claims it was authorized, and that she prepared it based on, well, whatever, I don’t know,” Hara said.
Here’s the potential follow-up story, people. I mean, seriously. WTF?