The City Manager contract is approved by the City Council in open session. The employment contract does not provide for any salary increases or automatic adjustments included for inflation. Any proposed increases in compensation or benefits would come before the City Council for approval at a regular City Council meeting.
The Visalia City Council meets on the first and third Monday of each month, at 7:00 p.m., in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 707 E. Acequia Ave. Other meetings or study sessions are held as needed. Agenda documents and related staff reports are posted to the City's website prior to all scheduled meetings. Residents are encouraged to attend and participate in City Council meetings. If you wish to contact individual Council members, you may do so via email on their respective pages on the City's website under City Council.
The City Manager accrues vacation hours based on years of service, with a maximum accrual of 160 hours per year. The City Manager also accrues 112 hours of administrative leave and 96 hours of sick leave a year.
The City Manager earns a base salary. In addition, he receives a benefits package that includes retirement, medical, dental, vision and life insurance, car allowance, and deferred compensation. A copy of the City Manager's contract can be viewed for details.
For a complete list of Executive Salaries, click here. Council compensation is established by ordinance (VMC 2.04.080) in the Visalia Municipal Code.
The salary range for every City employee classification can be found on the City's Job Description webpage. Benefit information can be found by reviewing the detailed Memoranda of Understanding (MOU's) for each bargaining unit. All cost of living and benefits adjustments must be approved by Council in a regular City Council meeting.
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