<br />See discussion.
<br />Citv Manaaer. Citv Attornev. and Citv Clerk Emplovment Aareements
<br />Dave Kiff was appointed as City Manager by the City Council on September 12, 2009. His most recent
<br />Employment Agreement, dated April 12, 2011, was amended on November 13, 2012, to increase the City
<br />Manager's required retirement contribution and provided a 3% salary increase. The second amendment
<br />was approved by the City Council on June 11, 2013, incorporating new public employee compensation
<br />regulations, adjusting leave benefits to the same level as other Executive Management employees, and
<br />other non - compensatory changes to ensure conformance between the City Manager's agreement and
<br />those of City Attorney and City Clerk. At that time, the City Council, at the request of Mr. Kiff, deferred
<br />consideration of compensation changes for him until a later date. The City Manager has not received a
<br />pay adjustment since November 2012.
<br />Aaron Harp was appointed as the City Attorney by the City Council on September 6, 2011. On November
<br />26, 2013, the City Council approved the First Amended and Restated Employment Agreement, which
<br />continued additional retirement contributions equal to other management employees and provided for an
<br />approximate 3% salary increase.
<br />Leilani Brown has served as the City Clerk since November 22, 2008. On March 11, 2014, the City
<br />Council approved the first Amended and Restated Employment Agreement, providing for an approximate
<br />3% salary increase. Ms. Brown's amended agreement is consistent with contract provisions stipulated in
<br />the City Manager's and City Attorney's contracts, including increased retirement contributions.
<br />Retirement Contributions and Other Benefits
<br />In recognition of the City's Council's stated goal of shared retirement costs, the City Manager, City Clerk,
<br />and City Attorney currently contribute 10.90% toward pensions. Effective July 1, 2015, this amount will
<br />increase by 1.45% to 12.35 %. In addition, in each of the proposed Amended and Restated Employment
<br />Agreements is a provision that stipulates retirement contributions increase in the event employees in the
<br />Key and Management Group increase pick -up of retirement costs. This "me too" clause ensures the City
<br />Manager, City Attorney and City Clerk are parallel in contributions to pension with other non - safety
<br />management employees.
<br />Certain benefits for the City Manager, City Attorney, and City Clerk, including cafeteria allowance, paid
<br />leaves, disability, and life insurance are provided through the terms of the Key and Management
<br />Compensation Plan, adopted by the City Council on January 22, 2013. The proposed Amended and
<br />Restated Agreement for the respective appointees does not modify or increase any of the previously
<br />established benefits.
<br />Under California Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) regulations, reportable employee
<br />compensation must comply with, and be paid within, the publicly available salary schedule, which has
<br />been duly adopted by the governing body, (e.g. the City Council). On November 13, 2012, the City
<br />Council established salary ranges for the Executive group, including ranges for the City Manager, City
<br />Attorney, and City Clerk. The salary ranges have not been adjusted since that time and remain as
<br />City Manager - $188,219 to $282,318 annually
<br />City Attorney - $157,497 to $236,225 annually
<br />City Clerk - $96,075 to $144,102 annually