It was standing room only yesterday afternoon at people packed in to Selah's City Hall to voice their opinion on city supervisor Frank Sweet's four year severance package proposal.

The proposal would pay Sweet four years of salary plus benefits if he lost his job. He now makes more than $100,000 a year. Sweet would get close to half a million dollars if fired. The severance package for the Selah police chief would be similar. However, he would only get six months of salary and benefits or about $40,000.

These terms also apply to anyone who has these jobs in the future.

Council members backed down for now - the issue will be brought back for debate on December 27th.