City manager turns down raise
City manager Jim App asks council to defer salary increase
By Scott Brennan
Paso Robles Daily News
Paso Robles City Manager Jim App offered to defer a salary increase due Sept. 1, 2013. “Although the City’s fiscal condition has improved slightly, the city manager has requested that the annual salary adjustment provided in his contract be deferred for 2013-14,” a council resolution states.
The city council accepted his offer last week. The council recently conducted an annual review of his performance and “desires that he continue as city manager,” according to the resolution. App has been the city’s top administrator for 17 years.
App’s current annual salary is $179,540.88. He is entitled to a base salary that is at least $20,000 greater than any other executive manager in the city.
Because of the economic recession, Paso Robles city employees deferred salary increases from 2007 to 2012, when they resumed pay increases.
The city manager is the CEO of the municipal corporation of Paso Robles. The city council acts as its board of directors. The city manager directs the activities of all departments. The city’s full-time workforce is approximately 185 employees, plus a part-time/seasonal work force of approximately 98 employees.