Two more Portland Civic Life managers paid to leave
Two more employees from Portland's troubled Office of Community and Civic Life have been paid one year of salary in return for resigning after a damning independent report on the bureau's internal culture called them out as problematic employees.
Meg Juarez, a supervisor in the city's crime prevention program, will be paid $93,496 in return for resigning and agreeing not to sue the city, according to a targeted severance agreement released by the city through a public records request Monday, June 7. Dianne Riley, a supervisor with the East Portland Community Office, will be paid $101,897 in exchange for her resignation.
That brings the total amount the city has paid in civic life bureau employee payouts in recent months to over $373,000. The city agreed to pay former bureau director Suk Rhee, who was also singled out in the report, a little over $178,000 to resign in May. The city also paid $127,000 for the report itself.
That report, carried out by the strategic design consultancy firm ASCETA, panned the conduct of five employees, alleging they played a significant role in causing dysfunction within the bureau.
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