The Little Rock City Board decided last night to make former Mayor Mark Stodola’s accrued vacation pay controversy go away by paying him $160,000. It’s outrageous but it’s over. Can strong Mayor Frank Scott Jr. now please take steps to clarify that elected officials are paid their statutory pay, no more or less?
That is all.
Until Stodola was headed for the door, nobody knew he was piling up supposed uncompensated vacation, leave and sick pay — a claim he made because City Manager Bruce Moore is provided similar by contract. He’s the only elected official in Arkansas to my knowledge who’s made such a claim.
Let’s stop it.