Another expensive exit

When Chris Melcher was hired as Colorado Springs city attorney, his "employment letter" said he'd receive 60 days' pay if he was terminated. But now we've learned that Melcher resigned and left with a half-year's pay, $91,868, and also collected $16,430 in consulting fees, though the city can't account for any hours of consulting work he performed. The city even footed the bill for outside legal counsel to negotiate Melcher's "separation" package, which cost taxpayers a total of $139,13

Date: 
Wednesday, October 1, 2014