Menlo Park City Manager Alex McIntyre will get a 9 percent raise and an increase to the city's contribution toward his retirement fund if the City Council approves a new contract that would extend his employment through March 2017.
The proposed contract is on the consent calendar for the council's meeting on Tuesday, June 2, meaning that unless a council member pulls the item for discussion, the contract will be approved without a public hearing -- a move some members of the community found surprising, given criticisms raised about the city manager's performance since he was hired in 2012.
Under the proposed contract, Mr. McIntyre's annual salary would increase from $199,000 to $217,500, according to the staff report, and the city would contribute an additional $7,500 to the $9,500 payment it already makes annually to his retirement fund.
The new terms also include giving Mr. McIntyre an amount each year as deferred compensation that equals what the city would have paid for his health insurance premium.
A survey of city manager compensation in 12 other cities in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties is included in the staff report. Mr. McIntyre's new base salary would be about 4 percent lower than average, based on the survey; his salary and cash benefits combined will be slightly above the average and median compensation for the surveyed cities, and his total compensation would be "slightly below the average and median comps for the surveyed cities," according to the staff report.
Tuesday's council meeting starts with a closed session at 6 p.m. in the administration building's first-floor conference room. Mr. McIntyre's contract is also on the closed-session agenda.
The closed session will be followed by the regular meeting at 7 p.m. in the council chambers at the Civic Center at 701 Laurel St.
The meeting will be streamed live online.