Two weeks ago today, the City Council asked the City Attorney’s Office to review a $1.15 million severance package for Memorial Health System’s former CEO to determine whether it was legally binding.
The council gave the office two weeks to come up with the answer.
City Attorney Chris Melcher said he will be discussing his findings with the council in closed executive session Wednesday.
“The City Attorney’s Office is still reviewing the facts and documents relating to the recent proposed separation agreement between Dr. (Larry) McEvoy and the former Board of Trustees of Memorial,” Melcher said in an email.
“I will be discussing this review and providing attorney client advice to Council tomorrow, at closed legal session, during the scheduled Special Meeting of Counsel (sic) that immediately follows the CSU Board Meeting,” he said.
McEvoy’s separation package, which includes $1 million in severance pay, a 2007 Toyota Camry Hybrid and $20,000 to help him find a new job, sparked a firestorm of controversy.
When Memorial board trustees refused to rescind the agreement, the council gave them an ultimatum: resign or be removed from the board.
Only one of the trustees resigned, prompting the council to remove the others from their seats. Another trustee resigned the day before the council gave the board the ultimatum.