Steve Julian's departure from Capistrano was ... complicated.
It doesn't seem any easier where he is ... was ... now, either.
From the Hollister Freelance:
San Juan Bautista City Manager Steve Julian has resigned from his job, but he does not intend to do anymore work in the role while noting his last official date of employment as June 30.
Julian had been working at the city for nearly three years. San Juan Bautista removed his interim title July 1 of last year, but through Wednesday he had continued working as an independent contractor as opposed to a full-time employee.
He made $10,000 per month - with no payroll taxes or Social Security deducted from his compensation - while creating his own schedule and failing to post his specific hours as required in the deal, according to his agreement along with a separate document revealing his reporting on hours had been incomplete.
That deal made last year when Julian's interim title was removed includes provisions requiring that the San Juan council - if it had decided to terminate the city manager - must give him 30 days notice while allowing him to "cure" any reasons for the firing during that time frame. The agreement includes a provision stating he can miss up to 30 consecutive days of work for any reason and still get paid for the time absent.