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February 28, 2015

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Reid to make $190,000 a year as Henderson city attorney

Josh Reid

Josh Reid

Josh Reid will start work as Henderson city attorney in less than two weeks at a salary of $190,000 a year — near the top of the pay scale, according to terms of a contract made public today.

The City Council, which on Nov. 29 selected Reid to fill the vacant post, is scheduled to vote on the contract at a meeting Dec. 20. The contract would go into effect Dec. 26.

Reid would make the same as former city attorney Elizabeth Quillin, who resigned in August after a DUI arrest.

The pay range for the job is $127,000 to $199,000 a year, not including benefits.

In the renewable, three-year contract, the city agrees to pay Reid $1,000 a month for three months for health insurance from his former employer until he qualifies for coverage through the city’s plan.

Under terms of the contract, if Reid is terminated for cause, he is entitled to all compensation, including accrued annual and sick pay.

If terminated without cause, he would not only receive accrued sick leave, banked holidays and annual leave but a severance package. The package includes a lump sum equal to 12 months’ salary and payment for the cost of nine months’ health insurance.

Quillin accepted a $99,500 severance package, accrued vacation time and 10 months of insurance coverage, worth about $3,800, after her resignation earlier this year.

For Reid, the city will also pay fees associated with renewing his Nevada State bar license. Reid lives in Henderson, a stipulation of his contract.

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  1. Now that's a Merry Christmas present. I'm sure our founding fathers had this kind of ridiculous compensation in mind for public officials...yeah, I'm sure of it.

    Why do the people of Henderson allow this to happen? Why not get involved and demand they vote "no" on Dec 20. There are a plethora of attorneys who are far less expensive than this.

  2. An odd situation anywhere but Henderson

  3. More of the "in-your-face-corruption" so prevalent in NV politics. Well, at least daddy won't have to support junior anymore. The taxpayers in Henderson have just picked up the tab.