Aberdeen Mayor Scraps Insurance Question

ABERDEEN, Wash. – After seeing the costs involved in a city-paid medical plan, Aberdeen Mayor Bill Simpson has told Finance Director Kathryn Skolrood not to bother drafting a resolution for city council review “the only request I had to Eric [Nelson] to look and see if it’s possible to have me take the city insurance. After seeing the figures and so forth, it’s not worth the fight.”
RCW 41.04.180 states that elected officials are eligible for the same medical benefits as other city employees, hearing this, Mayor Simpson asked his staff to investigate earlier this month.
Simpson said he didn’t expect the backlash seen from the inquiry, and after knowing the cost to the city, decided to scrap the idea.