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UPDATE 2: The Reg has added this verbiage:
Those original terms include the possibility of Williams being retained as a consultant to the county for transition purposes. Williams is to be paid $25,000 for the consulting work, said John Moorlach, chairman of the Board of Supervisors.UPDATE: The Reg has added this verbiage:
Williams “got nothing new by this perturbation of the universe that he caused in the last week or so,” said Supervisor Bill Campbell, who was chairman last year when the terms of Williams’ departure were first negotiated. “We’re going to honor what we agreed to last March.”
“Mr. Williams has agreed to honor the terms of his original March 2011 resignation, which became effective Jan. 23, 2012,” Page said in a written statement. “A letter reaffirming his resignation is on file with the Clerk of the Board.”Original article:
Those original terms include the possibility of Williams being retained as a consultant to the county for transition purposes.
We went to the Clerk of the Board’s office and obtained a copy of Williams’ letter, dated Monday. “This letter shall serve as my resignation as the Public Administrator of Orange County effective at 5 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 23, 2012,” it says.
A settlement has been reached in the case of locked-out public administrator John S. Williams.
Williams sued the county after the Board of Supervisors held him to his statement that he planned to retire as of Jan. 23.
When he didn’t, the locks on Williams’ office were changed, and a battle over whether he would stay or go began.
Leon Page, deputy county counsel, said a dismissal of the case with prejudice — meaning it can’t be re-filed — will be filed this morning.
County spokesman Howard Sutter said he didn’t immediately know the terms of the settlement, but we’ll try to get you details on that as soon as possible.
Williams’ attorney, Phil Greer, declined to discuss terms. He said he met with supervisors Bill Campbell and Shawn Nelson and came to an agreement “in best interest of the county.”….
— Interesting timing. — BvT
Best comment so far:
I hope part of the settlement is not allowing the Register to continue posting that stupid smug picture of this guy.• John Williams, Ex-Public Administrator, Finally Agrees to Leave Office (Navel Gazing)
• OC Public Administrator John Williams Retires (Voice of OC)