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Pay raises for city manager, city clerk

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.

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Pay raises for city manager, city clerk

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Uploaded: Thu, Oct 31, 2019, 11:21 am

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.

Comments

Bill
Rex Manor
on Nov 2, 2019 at 7:09 am
Bill, Rex Manor
on Nov 2, 2019 at 7:09 am
13 people like this

Pay package of 310k is very rich. If you include all benefits and retirement it is much higher. We are getting close to a legal version of the CA Bell city manager pay package.


Shari
Registered user
Sylvan Park
on Nov 2, 2019 at 7:15 am
Shari, Sylvan Park
Registered user
on Nov 2, 2019 at 7:15 am
14 people like this

Rich gets richer. The City Manager is retiring. He needs to get his pension up. Figure he will then double-dip in another job. Local government is largely about getting more money and benefits.


..the more you know
Another Mountain View Neighborhood
on Nov 2, 2019 at 9:23 am
..the more you know, Another Mountain View Neighborhood
on Nov 2, 2019 at 9:23 am
16 people like this

Take a deep breath, total comp for our civil servants already has seen a bump up for 2019.

Web Link

Transparent CA list mountain view salaries and benefits. It's an eye opener for sure. No judgement, just the facts.


Look at that PAY link!
Slater
on Nov 3, 2019 at 2:26 pm
Look at that PAY link!, Slater
on Nov 3, 2019 at 2:26 pm
8 people like this

Look at what Mountain View city employees receive - the highest a police sergeant.
Half million per year. Where is the city council? Out to lunch - on a city credit card?


Jeff
Old Mountain View
on Nov 3, 2019 at 7:35 pm
Jeff, Old Mountain View
on Nov 3, 2019 at 7:35 pm
8 people like this

OMG!!!!

I checked "..the more you know"'s link and there is a police SARGEANT (not even chief!) who made 450K last year!

FOURHUNDREDFIFTY THOUSAND for a cop!!!

This is totally insane! What is this city going to do in the next downturn???

Web Link


Billy Bob
Bailey Park
on Nov 5, 2019 at 9:22 pm
Billy Bob, Bailey Park
on Nov 5, 2019 at 9:22 pm
6 people like this

Your tax dollars hard at work for what . We pay some of the highest taxes and a city council that has no concern for the
people who put them in office .


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