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File #: 23-682    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Public Hearing/General Business Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 5/15/2023 In control: Council and Authorities Concurrent Meeting
On agenda: 6/6/2023 Final action: 6/6/2023
Title: Note and File the Resolutions of the Salary Setting Commission Establishing as Unchanged the Salary for the positions of Mayor and Council and City Clerk, and increasing the Salary for the Position of Police Chief to $313,692/annually; and Action to Adopt a Resolution Approving and Adopting the Updated Unclassified/Elected Salary Plan for the position of Police Chief for the Period of July 1, 2023 through June 30, 2025
Attachments: 1. Police Chief Total Compensation Survey, 2. Resolution No. 23-1 of the Salary Setting Commission Setting the Compensation of the Mayor and Council Members, 3. Resolution No. 23-2 of the Salary Setting Commission Setting the Salary of the City Clerk, 4. Resolution No. 23-3 of the Salary Setting Commission Setting the Compensation of the Police Chief, 5. Unclassified Elected Salary Plan (effective 7-1-2023) approved 6-6-2023, 6. Resolution Updated Salary Plan
REPORT TO COUNCIL
SUBJECT
Title
Note and File the Resolutions of the Salary Setting Commission Establishing as Unchanged the Salary for the positions of Mayor and Council and City Clerk, and increasing the Salary for the Position of Police Chief to $313,692/annually; and Action to Adopt a Resolution Approving and Adopting the Updated Unclassified/Elected Salary Plan for the position of Police Chief for the Period of July 1, 2023 through June 30, 2025

Report
COUNCIL PILLAR
Enhance Communication Engagement and Transparency

BACKGROUND
The Salary Setting Commission, consisting of five members appointed by the Civil Service Commission is responsible for establishing the compensation for the Mayor and Council Members (Charter Section 702), City Clerk (SCCC 2.20.015), and Police Chief (SCCC 2.80.015). For 2023, three Commissioners attended all scheduled meetings. A fourth Commissioner was appointed by the Civil Service Commission in April but did not attend the two remaining sessions.

In its evaluation, the Salary Setting Commission would be free to utilize any data and information that it deemed appropriate in setting the compensation for these positions, but in no event would any increases in salary granted by the Commission exceed 10 percent of the previous figure. After completing its discussion and analysis, the Commission adopted Resolutions holding unchanged the salaries of Mayor and Councilmember, and City Clerk. The Commission increased the salary for the position of Chief of Police by 10%, but held benefits associated with the position unchanged.

When there are changes to the compensation, California Code Regulations Section 570.5 governs and requires the adoption of updated publicly available salary schedules by the governing body.

The City of Santa Clara contracts with the California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS) to provide retirement benefits for employees in both classified and unclassified positions. When modifications are mad...

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