In 2019 Mayor Bob Thompson, collected $39,950.84 from the City of Richland for wages; medical, dental and vision insurance; and mileage compensation. In Kennewick his paycheck was $49,472 for defending former Mayor Steve Young from a recall petition. It is unclear what services were provided in 2016 when Thompson received $25,000 from Kennewick. The 2016 payment was also greater than Thompson’s Richland compensation that year as the insurance coverage that Richland council members now receive wasn’t approved until March 21, 2017.

Recently Thompson also defended current Kennewick Mayor Don Britain in his successful effort to have a recall petition dismissed. Britain said he would pay his own legal fees but did not indicate if he would then ask the Kennewick City Council members to vote to cover his costs as they did in the Young case. https://www.tri-cityherald.com/news/local/article240212007.html

2 thoughts on “Richland Mayor Bob Thompson was Compensated More in 2019 by the City of Kennewick than the City of Richland

  1. from your May 5th council meeting it is obvious
    Bob T is now claiming Cindy
    was the cause of him not doing ‘HIS DUTY AS DEFINDED IN CITY CHART AND CODES, AS HE WAS SUPPOSED TO DO PER C.CHARTER 4 and COE 2.22C.

    ” councilmember Bob Thompson said that the council felt like the staff was making policy”. What a farce. Christensen has gone senile. The loss of memory and honesty is nuts.
    “Councilmember Bob Thompson said that the council felt like the staff was making policy” . Is this consultant talking to anyone other the council and city staff?

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