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File #: 20-148    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Public Hearing/General Business Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 1/22/2020 In control: Council and Authorities Concurrent Meeting
On agenda: 1/28/2020 Final action:
Title: Action on Approval of First Amendment to the City Manager Employment Agreement, and a Resolution to Amend the City Manager Employment Agreement and Approve and Adopt the Updated Salary Plan that includes the Classification of City Manager [Council Pillar: Enhance Community Engagement and Transparency]
Attachments: 1. First Amendment to Employment Agreement, 2. Resolution, 3. Unclassified_Elected Salary Plan (effective 2019-10-06), 4. Unclassified_Elected Salary Plan (effective 2019-10-22), 5. Unclassified_Elected Salary Plan (effective 2019-11-17), 6. Unclassified_Elected Salary Plan (effective 2019-12-15), 7. POST MEETING MATERIAL, 8. RESOLUTION
REPORT TO COUNCIL
SUBJECT
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Action on Approval of First Amendment to the City Manager Employment Agreement, and a Resolution to Amend the City Manager Employment Agreement and Approve and Adopt the Updated Salary Plan that includes the Classification of City Manager [Council Pillar: Enhance Community Engagement and Transparency]

Report
BACKGROUND
The City Manager, Deanna J. Santana has been employed by the City of Santa Clara since October 2, 2017. The City entered into an employment agreement with Ms. Santana on August 22, 2017 and that agreement provides that the City Council shall periodically meet with the employee for the express purpose of determining any appropriate salary adjustment. The City Council held a Closed Session meeting for the purpose of evaluating the City Manager's performance and two subsequent meetings to discuss potential compensation action.
Government Code section 20636(b)(1) and California Code of Regulations section 570.5 require that public salary schedules include specific information and be approved by the governing body whenever they are updated or revised.

DISCUSSION
As allowed for by the City Manager's employment contract, the City Council has requested amendments to the City Manager's contract. The City Manager's current annual base salary is $403,320.00. In addition, the City Manager receives various benefits, including a monthly housing allowance in the amount of three thousand seven hundred fifty dollars ($3,750.00), or $45,000 annually, to be used by the City Manager for housing no more than 20 miles from Santa Clara City Hall through the duration of the Employee's employment. It is recommended that the City Manager's employment agreement be amended to eliminate section 3.5 Monthly Housing effective September 30, 2019, and no further housing allowance shall be provided.
In addition, using those same funds assigned to the housing allowance, it is recommended that the City Manager's compensation be amended to in...

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