In a closed session last week, the City Council voted to withhold one week's pay from City Administrator Ora Lampman, who was found guilty of drunk driving earlier this month.
The 56-year-old Lampman, who was arrested in December by Claremont police while driving a city car, pleaded no contest to drunk-driving charges on Sept. 11 in Citrus Municipal Court in West Covina. Municipal Court Commissioner Joseph Acton fined Lampman $664, ordered him to attend an alcohol program and restricted his use of vehicles to work-related activities for 90 days.
In its closed session, the council also voted to similarly restrict Lampman's use of a city vehicle for 30 days beyond the court sentence. The city administrator normally has unrestricted use of a city vehicle.
Lampman, who earns $72,000 a year, told council members that he will subtract one week's pay from his accumulated vacation time, according to City Hall sources.