Quincey is still employed with the city and his actual pension amount will remain unknown until he officially retires from the public sector. But some early estimates show the city paying out as much in pension for Quincey as for some of its long-serving retirees.
Quincey was hired in 2005 and has been on paid leave of absence since Jan. 4.
For the six years Quincey has worked for Upland, the city could be on the hook for $127,000 to $138,799 annually should he begin drawing a pension at age 55, according to estimates from City Hall and from Marcia Fritz, a certified public accountant.
If Quincey begins to draw a pension now, at age 51, it would be about 16 percent less, Fritz said.
The amount does not include his pension from previous public employers.
"He's going to collect $127,000 for 35 years for working for that city for six years. I mean, that's why we can't afford these pensions," Fritz said. "They had to collect six years to pay $127,000 for 35 years."
Quincey's attorney, Michael Zwieback, did not return calls for comment Friday.
Due to amendments to his original employment contract, Quincey receives an additional year of service credit for every year he works for Upland. When he terminates his employment with the city, he will receive an additional two years. For the six years Quincey has worked for the city, he would receive 14 years of pension credit.
Fritz found the additional years of service credit particularly surprising.
"The two additional years are meant to provide early retirement incentives when agencies need to downsize, not as a contract sweetener," she said.
Quincey's total pension payout may be in the range of $285,000 annually, including his five years with the city of Hesperia and just over nine years with the Inland Empire Utilities Agency, according to Fritz's estimates.
In contrast, former Upland Police Chief Martin Thouvenell receives about $137,000 in pension annually.
Thouvenell, who also served a stint as city manager, worked for the city for 32 years before retiring in 2005.
Thouvenell said he does not feel it is appropriate to comment on Quincey's pension at this time.
"The existing council needs to deal with the problems they created," he said.
For the purposes of determining his highest 12 months of compensation for his pension, Quincey can directly pay his own deferred compensation contributions, housing allowance as well as other contributions made on his behalf by the city, and will be reimbursed "dollar for dollar," according to his contract.
"It's written right in there that he gets that as final compensation, so there's no question it's included in his final pay, so that was a trick," Fritz said.
Upland City Council has discussed Quincey's employment in closed session, but has made no decision on his future with the city.
Councilman Gino L. Filippi, who was elected in November, said there needed to be more oversight.
"I continue to be surprised by the closed-door deals that the former mayor and/or council made before I was elected," he said. "This confirms for me that we need change at City Hall and to elect new leaders who will be accountable to taxpayers."
Filippi said he is concerned about the city's costs increasing in the future and he is convinced that city employees are angry about Quincey's contract.
"In addition, the city is awaiting the outcome of the ongoing investigations and the electorate is even more upset and dismayed by recent developments as reported by the media," he said.
The Daily Bulletin on Tuesday made public a police report from 2008 that outlined an incident with Quincey and an ex-fiancee.
Quincey allegedly kicked and punched her car after she rejected his demand that she marry him. Later that evening he sent her three text messages, which she found to be threatening, according to the report.
The police report later led to an accusation by one of the investigating officers, then-Sgt. John Moore, that he was passed over for promotion because he had investigated the incident.
Quincey in January 2010 settled Moore's claim. Moore was promoted to lieutenant as part of the settlement and Quincey authorized a $25,000 payment to a police union attorney representing Moore.
The City Council has not said much about the situation due to fear of litigation.
Musser said he did not want to comment on the pension estimates for Quincey.
"I would rather not comment on it because I don't know enough about the details," he said.
Public employees vested in the CalPERS system are able to purchase up to five years of additional service credit during their careers.
Fritz said Quincey likely would have done this before his salary increased.
"This is hard to nail down, but managers typically purchase the service credits right before they get a big raise to lock in the price," she said.
If Quincey bought five years of credits, it could add another $50,000 or so to his annual pension, according to Fritz.
Quincey's actual retirement pay will remain unknown until he begins to draw his pension payments, said Brad Pacheco, chief of public affairs for CalPERS.
Whether Quincey purchased additional service credits will also remain unknown until he draws his pension, he said.
Fritz said it is common for cities across the state to offer their executive employees extravagant salaries and benefits.
"Boards like giving this to people and they like making people happy, so this is why we're in such a budget problem in Sacramento," Fritz said. "It's really, really hard to take money away from people. We love giving it to people - especially when it's not our money."