Former West Richland administrator demands severance
WEST RICHLAND, Wash.-- In a letter obtained by KNDU and sent to West Richland Mayor Donna Noski, former city administrator David Weiser asked for at least 63 thousand dollars as part of a severance package.
He says it's six months pay, and he wants it after his position was eliminated on the first of the year as part of Mayor Noski's campaign promise to do away with the city administrator position.
In the letter, Weiser also says he was not offered to bump back or move to another job; he says that violates state law.
He also says he was not allowed to defend his employment in a formal hearing.
The letter was received by the clerks office last Wednesday.
In the letter he says he wants a response from the city by the end of the month.
"If we do not reach an agreement by that date," he says in the letter. "I will have to seek other avenues to correct the injustices your actions have caused me."
We have tried to reach Weiser, but he hasn't returned our calls. Mayor Noski says she has received the letter and the city is reviewing it. But she doesn't expect a decision to be made until an executive session on March 1st.