City Attorney Solution In The Making

Possible Settlement Discussed

Posted: February 2, 2013 at 5 a.m.

A solution to the controversy surrounding the Lowell city attorney may be in the making, city officials said Friday.

At A Glance

City Attorney Situation

Vaughn-Michael Cordes, the elected Lowell city attorney, was suspended with pay more than five months ago.

• He has continued to receive his monthly salary based on his annual salary of $75,923, which includes benefits.

• The city paid Tom Kieklak’s firm $67,688 in 2012 for legal fees.

• The city, which has a population 7,536 according to the 2010 Census, paid $143,620 in legal fees last year.

Source: Staff Report

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