Morro Bay City Council to consider pay raises for managers

Morro Bay
Morro Bay jmellom@thetribunenews.com

The Morro Bay City Council will decide Tuesday night whether to give a 3 percent pay raise to its management staff.

If approved, the term of the agreement would cover a two-year period and apply retroactively to July 1, which was the beginning of this fiscal year.

The total proposed cost to the city for the raise is $41,483 — which also factors in increases to health benefits and deferred compensation. An allowance for purchase of steel-toed boots would jump from $120 per fiscal year to $150 for employees required to wear them in the performance of their duties.

The two-year agreement would cover the period of July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2016.

“The meetings between the (Morro Bay Management Employees group) and the city have resulted in a mutual agreement and understanding,” city administrative services director Susan Slayton wrote in a staff report.

The management employees group includes job classifications such as city engineer, planning manager, capital projects manager, wastewater division manager, information systems technician, recreation and parks maintenance superintendent, harbor operations manager and senior planner.

The tentative contract has a no strike/no lock-out clause under which the management employees agree not to organize work stoppages or strikes and the city agrees not to deny employment as part of a labor dispute.

Management employees have an existing agreement under which they’re entitled to between 10 and 20 days of paid vacation depending on their length of service (10 days for one to two years of service progressing up to 20 days for service of 21 years or more).