Atherton has given City Manager George Rodericks the same 2 percent raise that other non-union employees received, upping his annual salary to $203,592.
Mr. Rodericks will also receive a $400 monthly auto allowance and a $3,000 annual personal technology allowance.
The council voted unanimously for the contract changes as part of its consent calendar at its Oct. 21 meeting.
The council also asked the town staff to take a close look at the speed limit on Marsh Road, the scene of a number of recent accidents. "It might be worthwhile for us to reconsider bringing that speed limit down," said Councilman Bill Widmer.
Councilwoman Elizabeth Lewis said that because much of Marsh Road is in Menlo Park's jurisdiction, the two cities need to work together on changing the speed limit.