Chapter 2.11INDEPENDENT SALARY COMMISSION

Sections:

2.11.010
Membership.
2.11.020
Term.
2.11.030
Duties.
2.11.040
Support as Appointed by the City Manager.
2.11.050
Vacancies.
2.11.060
Removal.
2.11.010Membership.

1. The independent salary commission shall consist of five voting members appointed by the Mayor and approved by the City Council.

2. The independent salary commission shall serve without compensation. (Ord. 605 § 2, 2015.)

2.11.020Term.

1. The term of a salary commission member shall be for one salary review. The term shall commence upon City Council confirmation and shall terminate upon filing of the statement of salaries with the City Clerk.

2. For each salary review, conducted in 2015 and every fourth year subsequent, the Mayor shall appoint and the City Council shall confirm a salary commission.

3. A member of the salary commission shall not be an officer, official or employee of the City of an immediate family member of an officer, official or employee of the City. For purposes of this section, “immediate family member” means parents, spouse, siblings, children or dependent relatives of an officer, official or employee of the City, whether not living in the household of the officer, official or employee. (Ord. 605 § 3, 2015.)

2.11.030Duties.

1. The salary commission shall convene and determine the salaries paid to the Mayor and the City Council within 45 days of confirmation by the City Council. The 45-day review and determination time may be extended upon request of the salary commission and approval by the city council.

2. All meetings of the salary commission shall be subject to the Open Meetings Act and shall be open to the public. The meetings shall be held in the same location as City Council regular meetings. The salary commission shall provide an opportunity for citizens of the City to comment on the salaries of the Mayor and City Council prior to taking a final vote on such salaries.

3. After determining the salaries of the Mayor and the City Council, the salary commission shall file a statement of the salaries with the City Clerk. A salary increase shall be effective on the next payday for City employees. A salary decrease shall be effective at the commencement of the next subsequent term of office.

4. Any increase or decrease in salary shall become effective without further action of the City Council, and shall supersede any salary set forth in a City ordinance related to the budget or the salaries of the Mayor and City Councilmembers. (Ord. 605 § 4, 2015.)

2.11.040Support as Appointed by the City Manager.

The City Manager shall ensure staffing necessary to support the Salary Commission in performing its duties by designation of employees as necessary. (Ord. 605 § 5, 2015.)

2.11.050Vacancies.

In the event of a vacancy in the office of salary commissioner, the Mayor shall appoint, subject to approval of the City Council, a person to serve the unexpired portion of the term. (Ord. 605 § 6, 2015.)

2.11.060Removal.

The City Council may remove a member of the salary commission from office for cause of incapacity, incompetence, neglect of duty, or malfeasance in office. (Ord. 605 § 7, 2015.)