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05/15/2012 12 Amendments to Interim City Manager Agreement i Ylr 1 BUSINESS OF THE CITY COUNCIL YAKIMA, WASHINGTON AGENDA STATEMENT Item No. ID For Meeting of: May 15, 2012 l F• f ITEM TITLE: Consideration of amendments to Interim City Manager Agreement SUBMITTED BY: Interim City Manager Michael Morales CONTACT PERSON /TELEPHONE: SUMMARY EXPLANATION: Information to be distributed at Tuesday's Council meeting Resolution Ordinance Other (specify) Contract: Mail to: Contract Term: Amount: Expiration Date: Insurance Required? No Funding Source: Phone: APPROVED FOR SUBMITTAL: City Manager STAFF RECOMMENDATION: BOARD /COMMISSION RECOMMENDATION: ATTACHMENTS: Click to download No Attachments Available MEMORANDUM TO: Honorable Mayor Micah Cawley Members of the Yakima City Council FROM: Michael A. Morales, Interim City Manager DATE: May 15, 2012 SUBJECT: Amendment to Interim City Manager agreement Per the terms of my contract with the city for the position of Interim City Manager, I respectfully request that the compensation for the position be amended (increased) to be in alignment with that of my immediate predecessor, Don Cooper, which is Step B of the City Manager compensation schedule. I agreed to serve in this capacity on less than 24 hours notice, following his abrupt resignation, and following the elimination of my previous position (assistant city manager) and support position in the 2012 budget. Given the sense of urgency and state of the organization, I focused my attention on the organizational matters at hand. I have now served in the position of city manager longer than my immediate predecessor, without the support of an assistant city manager, and I have served longer at the helm of this organization than anyone since 2010, but at a substantially lower rate of pay than the previous two city managers. I have addressed a number of difficult budget and personnel transition issues this year (with the outstanding support of staff), and believe that there is a tangible improvement to employee morale and customer service throughout the organization. The executive team has been solidified, and the only "Acting" position that remains in the cabinet is that of Director of Community and Economic Development, where I am scheduled to return upon the new city manager taking office on July 2, 2012. This compensation adjustment is proposed to be concurrent with my current agreement, effective January 1, 2012, and expiring on July 1, 2012. The council has already budgeted for this level of expenditure in the 2012 budget, so an additional appropriation will not be necessary. I appreciate your consideration of this request. Distributed at the Meeting 4 . MEMORANDUM TO: Honorable Mayor Micah Cawley Members of the Yakima City Council FROM: Michael A. Morales, Interim City Manager DATE: May 15, 2012 SUBJECT: Amendment to Interim City Manager agreement Per the terms of my contract with the city for the position of Interim City Manager, I respectfully request that the compensation for the position be amended (increased) to be in alignment with that of my immediate predecessor, Don Cooper, which is Step B of the City Manager compensation schedule. I agreed to serve in this capacity on less than 24 hours notice, following his abrupt resignation, and following the elimination of my previous position (assistant city manager) and support position in the 2012 budget. Given the sense of urgency and state of the organization, I focused my attention on the organizational matters at hand. I have now served in the position of city manager longer than my immediate predecessor, without the support of an assistant city manager, and I have served longer at the helm of this organization than anyone since 2010, but at a substantially lower rate of pay than the previous two city managers. I have addressed a number of difficult budget and personnel transition issues this year (with the outstanding support of staff), and believe that there is a tangible improvement to employee morale and customer service throughout the organization. The executive team has been solidified, and the only "Acting" position that remains in the cabinet is that of Director of Community and Economic Development, where I am scheduled to return upon the new city manager taking office on July 2, 2012. This compensation adjustment is proposed to be concurrent with my current agreement, effective January 1, 2012, and expiring on July 1, 2012. The council has already budgeted for this level of expenditure in the 2012 budget, so an additional appropriation will not be necessary. I appreciate your consideration of this request.