Steve Adams files claim against Arroyo Grande
February 14, 2015
By KAREN VELIE
Less than a month after the Arroyo Grande City Council agreed to pay former city manager Steve Adams a $71,000 settlement, Adams filed a claim of involuntary separation with the city’s insurance carrier.
If the California Joint Powers Insurance Authority approves Adams’ claim, he could receive up to six months’ salary under the city’s executive separation insurance coverage. The claim, which is in addition to the $71,000 settlement already approved by the city, is for approximately $107,000.
If Adams get another job or retires, the monthly payments terminate before the six month period ends.
On Oct. 1, Adams announced his resignation after being the focal point of a summer-long sex scandal. In his letter of resignation, Adams stated that his departure from the city would occur after he participated in the recruitment process for a new city manager.
However, the city council elected to place Adams on paid administrative leave and did not permit him to participate in the selection of a new city manager.
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