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Here's the cost of Fresno's next mayor cleaning house


1.) City Manager Bruce Rudd
Date of contract – July 20, 2013.
Annual salary: $189,000 ($90.86 per hour based on 40 hours a week/52 weeks a year).
Benefits include the option of accumulating 1,200 hours of leave time, which may be cashed out. Upon termination, Rudd would get one year of base salary ($189,000) plus 12 months of employer contributions for healthcare.

Rudd’s contract incudes this provision: “Upon separation from the City of Fresno, except for malfeasance, crimes of moral turpitude, or similar offense, Employee and/or the surviving spouse may continue City health benefits for himself and/or the surviving spouse at the monthly rate paid by then-current employees. Should similar medical benefits become available through subsequent employment, City of Fresno retiree health benefit shall cease.”

I don’t know if “at the monthly rate paid by then-current employees” means 1.) Rudd and his wife get lifetime health benefits from the city’s system but must pay the entire premium themselves, or 2.) Rudd and his wife get lifetime health benefits from the city’s system but pay only the employee co-pay, with the city picking up its normal share of the cost.

George Hostetter is The Sun’s Fresno Civic contributor – covering the City of Fresno, County of Fresno, and Fresno Council of Governments.

1 Comment

  1. George,

    I appreciate you declaring that it is impossible for you to be accurate regarding the cost. One point of consideration, the monthly health insurance premium for PERS employees is $1700.

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