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Los Al to Talk 9 Percent Raise For City Staff

Also on the City Council agenda, city leaders will consider looking for a new city attorney, keeping the city clerk, and reviewing the city manager's performance.

Los Alamitos will hold a special meeting on city employee pay and benefits Monday.

Officials are scheduled to vote on new agreements with a handful of staffers that calls for for non-represented employees to pay 8 percent of their retirement benefit costs but also gives them a 9 percent bump in pay. 

The 3-year deal is expected to cost the city between $30,520 and $31,520, official say.

The issue of employee salaries was one of a number of contentious issues at the last meeting. 

The previous City Council voted to approve the new contract, and moments later -- after two council members completed their terms and two new council members were sworn in -- the new City Council reversed the contract decision and voted to postpone the decision. 

Also according to the agenda, officials are scheduled to 

  • Discuss the way the city elects its mayor and mayor pro tem
  • Decide whether staff should begin the search for a new city attorney.
  • Vote whether to appoint the former city clerk as the city clerk again.
  • To review the City Manager's performance in closed session

The next official city council meeting takes place at Jan. 22 at 6 p.m.

To read the full agenda, click here. 

met00 January 07, 2013 at 04:29 AM
Are you suggesting the the Assistant City Manger from say, Cypress with 5 years of experience as an Assistant City Manger is the same as hiring "olks with absolutely no experience to manage a multi-million dollar municipal corporation", or are you just misstating my position to bring up a strawman so you can claim victory? Los Al replaced Angie, an experienced Director of Rec with Cory, who was basically her Assistant Director of Rec for at least two years prior. Cory has done an excellent job running the Rec department for the last year. In two years I hop Cory will have someone under him who he is preping to fill his position, so Cory can move on to bigger and better things. He is very talented and he deserves the opportunity to go as far as his talent will bring him. And that is much further than running the Rec Department for a city of 11,000. And I wouldn't expect you to hire me as a management consultant. Not because I don't do it, because I actually do consulting for management and technology (formerly with EDS before I was a CTO). But because you want inside the box thinking to tell you that what worked yesterday will work tomorrow and I would just piss you off by pointing out that you can't get better results and do better than your competitors by doing exactly what they do.
tiny January 07, 2013 at 04:35 PM
What's puzzling to me is how Krugman and the Libs think the money printing, or monetization of the debt without end will fix the economy? QE3 is the Fed using 40B/month of money they create out of thin air to buy MBS from banks that they couldn't sell otherwise. QE4 is an additional 45B/month of the Fed buying Treasury Bonds. This is 1T/year of new money backed by what we outsourced in jobs over the past decades, and the big inflation hasn't kicked in because the big banks are holding cash trying to ride out the next shock and because I guess there's not the business to lend to and make a buck. The labor force participation rate is at an record low 63% despite 5 years of all this quantitative easing, bailout and near zero Fed Funds Rate. I think the Greek people owe on average 30K/person with a small population whilst we in the US owe about 50K/person with 320 million people. The BRIC countries are setting up financial arrangements outside of the still world's reserve currencies and the captain of our ship has no course set to correct the doom of our currency.
tiny January 07, 2013 at 04:37 PM
world reserve currency
tiny January 08, 2013 at 02:12 AM
A chat with Paul: www.youtube.com/watch?v=grI1zoMzH9I
CDC January 08, 2013 at 02:13 AM
Vote them ALL out. Public servants are just that "servants". Why should they make more than the average salary? Especially in hard times! This is beyond insane.

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