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Dallas Mayor Asks Committee to Deny Ex-City Manager’s Severance Package

Johnson asked the city attorney’s office to determine whether or not Broadnax should receive severance last week.

DALLAS — Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson, in a new memo Thursday, asked the City Council’s ad hoc committee on administrative affairs to meet to consider a possible resolution to deny any severance pay to the former city manager TC Broadnax.

Johnson’s request comes just over a week after his previous memo asking the city attorney’s office to determine whether or not Broadnax should receive severance and questioning whether Broadnax’s resignation was considered a “separation involuntary”.

As WFAA previously reported, this provision in Broadnax’s contract allowed him to receive a lump sum equal to his $423,247 salary upon termination of his employment with the city.

Johnson, in the May 14 memo, expressed concerns that Broadnax had been named the sole finalist for the city manager job in Austin, about two weeks after he resigned as city manager in Dallas, and that Austin city leaders approved hiring Broadnax for the city manager position there in April. 4, and that Broadnax’s resignation may have occurred the way it did to ensure that Broadnax would leave Dallas with a severance package.

Johnson cited the WFAA report in that memo that Broadnax initially contacted Councilman Jaime Resendez about his potential departure and asked him to identify a collective of eight city council members who would ask him to resign, triggering a severance clause in Broadnax’s contract. .

Broadnax declined to address the issue of his departure from Dallas during his first interview as Austin’s city manager with our sister station KVUE this week.