Mayor Cicilline Under Fire for Employee Vacations

Providence Mayor David Cicilline is under fire today for allegedly signing off on extra vacation days for members of his senior staff in violation of city ordinances.

At issue is the payout for unspent vacation time that the employees would receive when they leave office in January when a new mayor takes office.  The potential payouts total in excess of $262,000 as of today.  City Councilman John Igliozzi says such increases in vacation time need to be approved by the City Council unless an employee has an employment contract with the city – which only two employees do.

ABC6 Reporter Shannon O'Brien has the details.