Skip to comments.Former City Manager Hanson Sues Desert Hot Springs
Posted on 06/26/2007 7:40:21 AM PDT by BJungNan
Former City Manager Hanson Sues Desert Hot Springs DLN Legal Eagles 25.JUN.07
Former Desert Hot Springs City Manager Jerry Hanson who retired amid controversy over the money he was paid by the city in 2004 over $320,000 has filed suit against the city for breach of contract.
After his retirement, Hanson entered a consulting agreement with the city. Under that consulting agreement, Hansen was to be compensated as follows:
Effective August 1, 2005 the employee/consultant shall be paid a fee of $150.00 per hour not to exceed 960 hours in a calendar year ($144,000 per year) but not less than 50 hours per normal City two week pay period. Upon appointment of a new City Manager or after February 12, 2006, whichever occurs first, the employee/consultant shall be paid $125.00 hour not to exceed 960 hours in a calendar year but not less than 30 hours per a normal City two week pay period.
In August 2005, Hanson presented a bill to the city for $5,500 for his consulting work. That bill was never paid. Instead, Hanson's consulting agreement with the city was dismissed with a vote of the city council after details of the contract became public. if city plans not to honor the consulting agreement.
The suit asks for 400 hours of vacation pay (10 weeks in a 40-hour workweek). Three months compensation, benefits and expenses, salary and benefits for an RDA director contract the suit says was to continue through Feb. 12, 2006 and a $40,000 golden handshake clause.
I use to live in a 27 foot travel trailer in that hellhole, along with an obese wife and two mangy dogs. Its good to be able to look back at the low point of ones life to really appreciate the blessing you have now.
La Quinta and Indio are awash in crime against ordinary citizens and Palm Desert is on the edge of those troubles.
Rancho Mirage is becoming a place you need to look over your shoulder if you plan to use a teller machine at night.
Cat city is a lost cause with some parts so dangerous it is not safe for ordinary citizens to to travel into them.
Only Palm Springs looks worse with areas the police won't even travel into unless they have a minimum of two cars and four officers.
The big problem in Desert Hot Springs is the corruption. That is what is holding it back and making what could be a really nice place the you hell hole that you see it as.
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