A data request submitted by Tallahassee Reports, and quick turn-around from city officials, have led to detailed information on how the City Commissioners obtained an employer paid deferred compensation benefit on the order of $20,000 a year.
This is what we know:
- The benefit was passed on April 13, 2005 by a 4-1 one vote.
- Those who voted for the benefit were Marks, Gillum, Katz, and Lightsey. Mustian voted against the measure.
- The language included in the item produced by city officials states the option was described as “approve extension of the deferred compensation benefit currently provided to city manager and city attorney to all elected and appointed officials.”
- The vote made the action retroactive to September 2004.
Based on this information, Tallahassee Reports has submitted another data request seeking further clarification.