This is to respectfully ask that you contact James Moore immediately to request a hold on executing the McEvoy severance agreement. Also, this is to respectfully ask that you hold a special session of City Council early next week to vote on giving the MHS Board current direction on this matter.
The planned 18-months …severance for Dr. McEvoy is not consistent with the 6 months specified in his employment agreement nor is it consistent with Council’s longstanding policy limiting severance for senior managers for the general municipal government to not more than 6 months.
In the event the MHS Board does not promptly comply with Council’s directive after your vote, then I respectfully suggest that Council terminate the entire Board, substitute Council as the Board and reduce the severance to no more than 6 months.
It is essential to the success of our City that Council and I do everything possible to rebuild citizens’ trust in our municipal government. Council’s swift, resolute action on this matter is important toward that end. While I understand that MHS reports through it’s Board to Council, not to the Mayor, my thanks to your colleagues and you for considering my counsel.