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Council names interim city manager

Original post made on Jan 13, 2011

The City Council has asked the city's freshly-hired assistant city manager, Melissa Stevenson Dile, to take over as interim city manager when Kevin Duggan retires in April. Dile, a 41-year-old San Jose resident, said she was "honored" by the appointment. She was hired by Mountain View in September for a new job that combines the role of assistant city manager with employee services director.

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Posted by Ned
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jan 13, 2011 at 1:16 pm

Salary? There is much more to this story.

Will her increased salary as interim city manager be factored as her highest salary upon retirement at, say, age 55? Say she goes back to her old position after six months, and runs out her career there. Will her retirement salary reflect her salary while interim city manager for six months? Who wants to bet me it will? That's right. Wink, wink, nod, nod, you just won the lottery at the taxpayers' expense. I'd be smiling too. The pay-off for being a 'loyal' civil servant.

I say boost her salary to city manager level for the time she serves and give her a one-time bonus for, neither of which count toward retirement. Who's going to tell me that's not how it works? Any notice a trend around here?

Look the Chief of PD who got a boost for serving as interim FD Chief. It's counted as his highest salary and all wrapped into a huge retirement payoff.

The taxpayer is screwed again.

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Posted by Don L.
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jan 13, 2011 at 5:07 pm

She is worth every penny. I am hoping to attend more meetings.

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Posted by ernie
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jan 14, 2011 at 7:02 am


The council has an opportunity to set the conditions of her interim salary vis-a-vis her future retirement package NOW, before she takes the helm in April.

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Posted by To Ned
a resident of another community
on Jan 18, 2011 at 8:18 am

Ned - Read up on how CalPERS retirements work. How the heck could her salary at age 41 be factored in to her retirement formula at age 55, 14 years later? You obviously don't know what you are talking about.

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Posted by Both wrong
a resident of Waverly Park
on Jan 18, 2011 at 10:24 am

You're both partially wrong and and partially right. There are many unknowns for the taxpayer, and that's exactly who the powers would like it to be. That's how it's been played all along, loop-holes, clauses, negotiated deals, corruption, etc.

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