City still mulling over pay structure

Staff Writer


The San Benito City Commission will soon hold a workshop to discuss Ordinance No. 2519, adopting a pay grade and salary classification for certain municipal employees along with an effective date.

The workshop will be held at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 13, where the ordinance, which would repeal 2119 and all other ordinances that conflict with 2519, will be considered.

At an Oct. 21 meeting, the commission considered a first reading for the ordinance and decided it would be best to hold the workshop before proceeding. The commission took such action as there were still many unanswered questions.

Last week, Assistant City Manager Arturo Rodriguez said, “They didn’t want to table it. They didn’t want to approve it … they suggested a need for a workshop, so they can understand it better.”

He said that the item involves a pay structure for at-will employees and not Civil Service.

This workshop will give the commission an opportunity to discuss the item in detail and pose questions or additional concerns.

Currently, the city doesn’t have a pay scale for those at-will employees.

Following the workshop, the commission will discuss the ordinance in a future meeting.

If passed, Rodriguez said, the city “will have a solid structure” that establishes beginning and ending salaries as well as “all the steps in-between.”

Previously, the workshop was planned for the second week of November.


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