In a surprise development Monday evening, City Manager Sheryl Sculley announced she will not accept a bonus for 2018, leaving as much as $100,000 on the table, News Radio 1200 WOAI reports.
That's how much Sculley could have earned this year in bonus money, on top of the $475,000 base salary she is already earning,
City officials provided a statement to 1200 WOAI news after Councilman Greg Brockhouse, who is a long time Sculley critic, said the citizens of San Antonio, and not the City Council, should decide whether Sculley deserves a bonus.
"I had already communicated to the mayor that I will forego any performance pay for 2018," Sculley said in the statement..
"When I announced my retirement, I agreed to stay to insure an orderly transition to a new city manager.. I have dedicated 13 years of city management to San Antonio, and I look forward to assisting with the transition in the coming months."
Sculley's decision is a huge going away gift to Mayor Nirenberg.. By refusing to take the bonus, Sculley allows the mayor to avoid being in the politically difficult position of signing off on a huge bonus for a city employee whose pay package has already been the object of criticism from voters who cast ballots in favor of a proposition last month to severely limit the pay and terms of office of future city managers.