- Ombudsperson for the Province of British Columbia and Minister of Community and Rural Development
The recent decision by Nanaimo City Council to pay retiring city manager, Mr. J. Berry a $480,000.00 severance package without proper explanation is simply not acceptable.
Someone taking early retirement should not be entitled to full salary until they qualify for pension.
We the undersigned as taxpayers in the City of Nanaimo wish to initiate an independent investigation/review of the recent decision of Nanaimo City Council to pay retiring city manager Mr. J. Berry $480,000.00 to take an early retirement.
We are of the opinion that anyone taking an early retirement voluntarily should not be entitled to a severance package the equivalent of their fulltime salary. This constitutes paying someone full wages and benefits for no benefit the taxpayer of Nanaimo.
Further we feel this establishes a very wrong and potentially costly precedent for the taxpayers of Nanaimo.
The Review Nanaimo City Manager's Severance Package petition to Ombudsperson for the Province of British Columbia and Minister of Community and Rural Development was written by Kenneth and is in the category Local Government at GoPetition.