Quinn’s new contract doesn’t include severance pay

By From page A1 | January 13, 2013

FAIRFIELD — City Manager Sean Quinn will likely have his contract amended to eliminate severance pay.

The Fairfield City Council meets at 6 p.m. Tuesday and will vote on whether to clean up some language in Quinn’s contract, as well as eliminate the severance package of one year’s salary. Quinn’s five-year contract expired in December and this is the first meeting of 2013.

Quinn will now work with a one-year contract for $200,000, which will roll over next year if the council chooses to retain him. Quinn said he asked to have the severance package taken out of his contract going forward, taking into consideration what other employees have given up.

“If they decide to terminate me, they give me 90 days and I retire,” he said. “We’ve gone through a lot of sacrifice. It didn’t seem right to have a severance.”

The old package included one year’s pay as severance. His current contract is a rollover of the five-year deal. That includes concessions he previously made of giving up a cost of living increase, turning down a 10 percent raise and other benefits.

Quinn said he’s glad the days of cutting seem to be over and he looks forward to seeing the positive results of a 1 percent sales tax passed by voters in November.

“I’m actually proud of what we’ve done over the last five years. I think now we’re in good shape,” he said.

Reach Danny Bernardini at 427-6935 or [email protected] Follow him on Twitter at www.twitter.com/dbernardinidr.

Danny Bernardini

Danny Bernardini

Danny is a newspaper man born and raised in Vacaville. He attended Chico State University and has written for the Enterprise Record and the Reporter. Covers the City of Fairfield, education and crime. A's, Warriors and Saints fan. Listener of vinyl, frequent visitor to the East Bay. Registered "decline to state" voter. Loves a good steak.

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  • FixFairfield.OrgJanuary 13, 2013 - 10:55 am

    Sean Quinn is easy to speak with.

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  • Fairfield ResidentJanuary 13, 2013 - 2:57 pm

    Interesting article. I was not aware that Sean Quinn's contract was up for renewal.... I think he fought hard for the taxes to keep the city running with sufficient funds. He has a proactive style of management to improve the city. I hope the City Council does not make a mistake.

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