Chula Vista City Council recently approved pay increases for itself, the city manager, and the city attorney,
The city council unanimously approved these pay increases last week. The City Manager Maria Kachadoorian's base pay to now $300,002 annually.
On July 26, the City Council convened in closed session to consider Kachadoorian evaluation of performance and provided a 3.2 percent salary increase along with maximum annual life insurance provided by the city’s benefit plan effective Aug.12.
Kachadoorian has been the city’s manager since June 9, 2020, with a base salary of $285,000. She has worked for the city for over 20 years in the finance department and has moved up the ranks.
“We have a tremendously outstanding city manager who has done a tremendous job. I know a lot of times she's working behind the scenes, and she's not out there saying ‘look at me', but I want to make sure that we publicly acknowledge how great of a job she has done. Not only with the budget, but also with these great projects and getting the Bayfront over the goal line, and we're just looking for many more years to come of the city's greatness,” Councilmember John McCann said during the meeting.
According to a city staff report, the city received notification from the Judicial Council of California on July 20, of “a salary change for the position of Judge of the Superior Court of the State of California, to which the salaries for Councilmembers, the Mayor and elected City Attorney are tied and made the appropriate changes retroactive to July 1, 2022.” With this change, the annual base pay for the city attorney is $229,125, the mayor at $151,222, and council members at $60,490.
Along with these changes, the city council opened positions for an animal care facility supervisor and an information technology security analyst.