City Manager Chris Zapata has recommended that the City Council approve five-year contracts that would give Police Chief Sandra Spagnole and Assistant City Manager Lianne Marshall raises of $10,000-a-year each -- offset by Zapata taking a $20,000 cut in his $223,000 a year salary.
If approved, Spagnoli and Marshall start 2013 with annual paychecks of $187,000 a year ($15,583/mo).
Over the five year contract Spagnoli would earn increases of 12.5 percent and Marshall 11.5 percent.
Both employees would commit to paying their full pension contribution -- 9 percent of salary for the chief and 8 percent for the assistant city manager.
Spagnoli and Marshall would each earn 25 days a year of vacation which they could sell back to the city if unused.
It would cost the city five months pay to fire either senior employee before the end of their contract, unless they are removed "for cause" -- breaking the law or committing some other specified acts.
Currently, the Mayor, City Council members and City Manager are the only employees who pay their full employee pension contribution.