The Mountain View City Council approved pay raises for City Manager Dan Rich and City Clerk Lisa Natusch this fall.
In a unanimous vote in September, the council agreed to give a 3% cost-of-living raise to Rich, bringing his total salary to $310,931. But the pay bump won't do much for retention -- Rich has already announced plans to retire in December, following eight years of working at City Hall.
Natusch, who joined the city last year, will be receiving a larger raise of 10%. That increase is composed of a 3% cost-of-living increase, a 4% increase for good performance and another 3% adjustment intended to bring her salary in line with similar positions in the local job market. With the increase, her total salary will be $154,864.
The city manager, clerk and city attorney are the only City Hall positions that are directly hired by the City Council. All other positions are given wage increases as part of larger labor groups. City Attorney Krishan Chopra was not given a salary increase for this year because he was just promoted to the position in August, replacing longtime City Attorney Jannie Quinn, who retired.