The former mayoral aide at the center of the city's credit card scandal didn't leave empty-handed when she resigned in July.
Lisa Serna-Mayorga received a payout of $4,727.30 in unused vacation and holiday time, according to documents obtained by The Bee through a Public Records Act request.
Most of the money $4,617 was for 125 hours of vacation time Serna-Mayorga did not use. City spokeswoman Amy Williams said the city is required by law to pay out the unused vacation time.
Serna-Mayorga resigned after it was revealed she had allegedly used her city-issued credit card to make personal purchases. Sources have told The Bee she reimbursed the city $9,000 for the charges, which included a trip to Disneyland, gasoline and groceries.
Serna-Mayorga, who was the council operations manager before being named as Mayor Kevin Johnson's director of constituent affairs, is under criminal investigation.
To view a list of the 48,000 or so purchases made by workers using city-issued credit cards going back to 2007, go to www.sacbee.com/datacenter
City officials have cautioned not to jump to conclusions when examining the records, arguing that some purchases that look questionable alcohol purchases, trips have reasonable explanations.
Regardless, City Manager John Shirey acknowledged city workers have used the credit cards too much and that he plans to scale back the number of cards issued.