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San Carlos residents should thank their LUCKY Stars

Original post made by Michael G Stogner, another community, on Jun 12, 2013

That city manager Jeff Maltbie didn't ask for $350,000 per year salary. He only asked for $226,526 which equals a 12.7% increase. His car allowance was a mere 100% increase. Then the lifetime employment insurance (my words) was the kicker. He is guaranteed one year salary if a future city council wishes to dismiss him. We can all thank these Council members / negotiators for representing what is best for the tax payers of San Carlos. Bob Grasseli, Mark Olbert, Ron Collins and Karen Clapper. If you are just now hearing about this subject matter you are not alone, Mary Monatlbano and I did our best as citizens waiting 5 hours till 12:10 AM to get the council to delay their vote on this issue so you could hear about it. Thank you to Council member Matt Grocott who made that very motion but failed to get a second. You might not have recognized this as this issue because it was described as Consideration of an amendment to Employment Agreement with Jeff D Maltbie and it was the very last item 10d on the agenda and that explains the 12:15am in the morning.

Michael G Stogner
San Carlos


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Posted by Michael G Stogner
a resident of another community
on Jun 14, 2013 at 2:11 pm

Mr. Olbert said, When Mr. Maltbie was hired into this position he was offered a significantly below market salary. both in terms of compensation and provision.

Was $197,000 per year in 2011 significantly below market salary?

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Posted by michael G Stogner
a resident of another community
on Jun 19, 2013 at 12:31 pm

Councilman Mark Olbert's statement

After not seconding Matt Grocott's Motion for a temporary delay on this vote, Mark Olbert stated that the reason he was going to vote yes, I wasn't here at the time but i talked to various people who were. It's my understanding that when Mr. Maltbie was hired into this position he was offered a significantly below market salary, both in terms of compensation and provision, I think part because he has never been a city manager before. and he had to prove himself. "but besides that i think it is a issue of integrity and maintaining the integrity of the negotiation process and the hiring process that's why I'm going to vote yes for it." and he got this idea from the various people that he claims he talked to, and yet the only other people who were on the council were Andy Klein, Omar Ahmad, Randy Royce. Bob Grasselli and Matt Grocott two of these 5 gentlemen are deceased, that leaves three. I can tell you one person who was there that he did not talk to was Matt Grocott. That leaves two potential , I'm not sure how you can claim two people equal various people and from this conversation with various people Mr. Olbert states as fact that Mr Maltbie was hired at a significantly below market salary which was $197,000 in 2011. Another point is the two remaining people were involved in closed door session and Mr. Olbert was not a council member at that time so I don't think they would be able to talk to him about this subject.

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