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City Staff Recommends Raises

By Sondra Murphy

It was a “show me the money” moment during last week’s Ojai City Council meeting when the subject of amendments to city personnel classifications came up.  City staff will have to wait until council members see the budget before they have a chance at upgrading some job positions. Amendments to certain positions in the city’s personnel classification system were brought to the board last Tuesday in an effort to make city salaries more competitive with regional agencies. City staff recommended the council give two positions pay raises to closer reflect other county agencies pay scales: planning and building technician and assistant to the city manager. Staff also recommended a third position be established, that of redevelopment manager. That job is currently being filled by an independent contractor. City attorney Monte Widders said auditors have advised the position should be converted into a part-time contracted position in order to be in accordance with

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