SAN ANTONIO - District 7 Councilman Cris Medina tells me he's been hearing complaints from ratepayers outraged at a $410,000 bonus given to CPS Energy's CEO Doyle Beneby for meeting performance goals.
“The sentiments that I've gotten from my community, and from my perspective, is they are excessive, says Medina. "And at what point does it stop, or at what point do we continue to pay out."
Medina says he thinks Beneby is doing a great job, but wants council to step in and get answers. “CPS is a public utility and they report to the council. I think it's important we have a say in the discussion," says Medina.
CPS Energy hired a consultant to look at how it compensates employees compared to other utilities after I reported it recently gave $16 Million in bonuses to employees - but the study is not done yet.