Dear Mr. Zumwalt,
After serious consideration and review, I am unable to agree to the terms of the employment contract negotiated between us on February 22, 2009.
We both negotiated in good faith and came to a final, best offer. The City of Paducah is unable to offer me the compensation or guarantees I would need to consider negotiating further. Therefore I am rescinding my acceptance of your contingent job offer for the position of Chief of Police.
Thank you for the opportunity to compete for this position.
Charles A. Baker, Patrol Division Commander