Among the items on the council’s consent calendar for tonight is a 4 percent raise for non-union employees.
These are people who are not members of unions and ranges from camp cooks to the city clerk.
The rationale for the raises is that because union folks will be earning 4 percent in the coming year – their contracts are tied to the cost of living – then the non-union personnel ought to be treated similarly.
This is what the 4 percent means to just a handful of the city’s top employees:
• The chief of police, who now earns $127,080, will get a $5,082 raise, if the council approves the increase.
• The fire chief, who gets $123,924, will get a $4,956 raise.
• The deputy fire chief, who earns $117,924 will earn $4,716 more.
• The city attorney, who earns $117,528, will earn $4,701 more.
• The two deputy city managers, who each earn $116,472, will earn $4,658 more each.
• The director of health and human services, who earns $114,504, will get an increase of $4,580.
• The director of public works, who gets slightly less at $110,004, will get an increase of $4,400.
• The director of finance gets $108,600 and will get $4,344 more.
• The assistant city attorney gets $101,472 and will get $4,058 more.
• The four new neighborhood liaison positions, which are yet to be filled, will get salary hikes as well. The position, formally called “assistant city manager,” is set at between $93,300 and $128,000, 4 percent higher than the vacant positions are now scheduled.