11 seeking council seat weigh in on decisions
Sandra Emerson, Staff Writer
Posted: 06/18/2011 10:13:41 PM PDT

UPLAND – Eleven residents are running for a vacant seat on the City Council, weeks after the firing of the city manager and the promotion of the finance director to take over.

The candidates have an array of opinions about how the city should have handled the matter.

The City Council fired Robb Quincey on May 4 after several months of controversy. The council promoted Stephen Dunn to the position on June 6.

Each council member signed off on Dunn’s one-year contract on Monday. The contract is for $254,544 in salary and benefits, which is about 45 percent less than Quincey’s compensation.

In firing Quincey, the council said he breached his contract and failed to follow specific directions.

A confidential memorandum City Attorney William Curley sent to city officials in April outlined a possible cause for Quincey’s termination. The memo addressed Quincey’s settlement of a claim filed by an Upland police sergeant alleging he was passed over for a promotion because he investigated a domestic dispute between Quincey and an ex-fiancee in July 2008.

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