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Former SPD Chief Frank Straub remains city's highest paid employee

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At the time of his resignation Straub was the highest paid city of Spokane employee, making about $180,000/Year. Today he remains the highest paid city employee, as he is getting that salary through the end of 2015. At the time of his resignation Straub was the highest paid city of Spokane employee, making about $180,000/Year. Today he remains the highest paid city employee, as he is getting that salary through the end of 2015.
SPOKANE, Wash. -

Former Spokane Police Chief Frank Straub's job description has changed. Upon his forced resignation, Straub was re-assigned to the City Attorney's office.

At the time of his resignation Straub was the highest paid city of Spokane employee, making about $180,000/Year. As of December 3, he remains the highest paid city employee, as he is getting that salary through the end of 2015.

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After Straub was re-assigned, KHQ was told Straub would be working on a law enforcement grant which would have put tens of thousands of dollars into the department's coffers. In the weeks since his departure from SPD, KHQ has learned his job description has changed. Before he left, Straub had been working implementing the Youth Police Initiative and the Police Athletic League. He was also in the process of developing a new program, Restore Our Kids in partnership with Spokane Public Schools. ROK would provide alternatives for out of school suspension and expulsion. He was also in the beginning stages of implementing an in-service training program with the Faith Alliance.

A city spokesman told KHQ that Straub's new assignment is to outline his planned strategy for implementing these programs. The city also wants clarification as to Straub's expected outcomes in implementing these programs.

Straub had been working from the City Attorney's office, but we're told now he's working from home. We also learned his home, in north Spokane, is for sale.

Straub's last day with the city of Spokane is January 1. No one has said what he will be doing after that.

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