BY BUDDY NEVINS
After belittling and yelling at at least three of the five city commission bosses, Coconut Creek City Manager David Rivera is on his way out.
The question is when?
It all depends on money.
If Rivera is fired, he gets hundreds of thousands under his contract.
If he quits, nothing.
Word is that he could leave as soon as next Thursday — May 23 — if he can cut a deal over the money.
He wants some severance and he’ll leave his job, according to sources.
Commissioners don’t want to pay any more than they have to. However, they can’t stand Rivera’s uncontrollable temper anymore.
“I’ve been yelled at, screamed at, told I’m ‘the worst mayor ever. Something does have to be done.” said Mayor Becky Tooley last week.
Rivera has also berated Commissioner Lisa Aronson, Sandy Walsh and members of the public.
It has gotten so bad that commissioners last week decided Rivera needed anger management treatment.
His answer was to seek an exit strategy that would still pay him something.