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Longmont City Council Evaluates City Manager’s, City Attorney’s, Performance, Pay

January 23, 2019
Longmont City Manager Harold Dominguez

Longmont’s City Council met behind closed doors Tuesday evening for job performance reviews with City Manager Harold Dominguez and City Attorney Eugene Mei.

The council’s executive session also was to include reviews of Dominguez’s and Mei’s pay, according to a posted notice of the meeting.

In September 2017, the council awarded Dominguez, who has been Longmont’s city manager since March 2012, a 3 percent increase in his base pay, raising it from $221,136 a year to $227,772.

At the same meeting, Mei, who has been Longmont’s city attorney since March 2009, was awarded a 1.3 percent pay raise from his previous $177,552 annual base salary to $179,860.

Before raising those officials’ salaries, the council conducted performance reviews with Dominguez and Mei during executive sessions in July 2017.

It was unclear whether the council would decide to go ahead on Tuesday night and formally approve pay raises and any other overall compensation-package changes for Dominguez and Mei.

Those would have to be formally voted on during the Tuesday night regular public council meeting following the executive session, or at a future regular council meeting.

For three of the current seven Longmont council members — Tim Waters, Aren Rodriguez and Marcia Martin — Tuesday’s executive session was their first performance evaluation of the city manager and the city attorney. Those three were elected after the July 2017 evaluations conducted by the previous council, whose members at the time included then-Councilman and now-Mayor Brian Bagley as well as current council members Bonnie Finley, Joan Peck and Polly Christensen.

John Fryar: 303-684-5211, jfryar@times-call.com or twitter.com/jfryartc

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