Sunday, September 9, 2012
An Interesting Development
There's been an ongoing kerfuffle about Chief Ellis Richardson's contract, the crux of which is Richardson's desire to have the City continue to pay in full for his health insurance after he retires. In the latest development, it seems that his current contract, which was put into place in 2005, has been judged to be invalid by city attorney Carl Whitbeck, because it was signed by Cappy Pierro, then Police Commissioner and also mayor's aide and now an alderman from the Fifth Ward, but it was not signed by the mayor or approved by the Common Council. Tom Casey has the story in today's Register-Star: "City attorney: Chief's contract invalid."