Downey : Salary Schedule Increased

The Downey City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved a new salary schedule for 32 of the city's executive and middle managers. The schedule, which is based on the salaries of managers in comparable-size cities, raised previous salary ranges from 1.4% to 15.8%, City Manager Don Davis said.

Only one salary--that of City Engineer Dick Redmayne--will be raised because of Tuesday's action, said Lee Powell, director of administrative services. Redmayne's salary was increased $2,932 a year to reach the new range for his position, Powell said.

Salaries of the city's other managers are within the new ranges, and any pay raises will be decided during annual salary reviews, Powell said. If each manager were given a raise in proportion to the increases in their salary ranges, it would cost the city an additional $152,000 a year, Powell said.

City Manager Don Davis has a separate contract with the city and his salary will not be affected by Tuesday's council action.

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