Bundt cake tantrum could cost this guy his $204,000 job

South Florida Sun Sentinel

No matter how good it tastes, Bundt cake isn’t worth this much.

Sunrise City Manager Richard Salamon had a fit when a local baker refused to honor his coupon for a free cake, and now the $3.99 deal could cost him his $204,000-a-year job.

City commissioners are discussing Salamon’s future after he got nasty when told his coupon for the free mini Bundt at Nothing Bundt Cakes had expired, the co-owner said.

Dannie Augustin told commissioners Tuesday night that Salamon came into the Sunrise bakery a few weeks ago and asked her employee to “break the rules” and honor the coupon.


Salamon, who could not be reached for comment Thursday, remained mum on the dais while commissioners debated the matter.

At least one commissioner, Mark Douglas, is calling for Salamon’s resignation. Another, Larry Sofield, says the coupon kerfuffle might have cost Salamon the respect of his employees.

Commissioners have set a special meeting for 5 p.m. July 5 to discuss the matter.

Salamon, who joined the city more than 25 years ago, took over as city manager in January 2015.

“I can’t believe a $4 coupon has got us here today,” Sofield said. “This is a little bit of a black eye on us. This is not what we are about at all.”

Susannah Bryan can be reached at or 954-356-4554. Find her on Twitter @Susannah_Bryan.



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