Menifee City Council to Consider Contracts for Johnson, Nelson

The Menifee City Council on Tuesday night will consider proposed contracts for consultant Shawn Nelson, former city manager of Temecula, and...

The Menifee City Council on Tuesday night will consider proposed contracts for consultant Shawn Nelson, former city manager of Temecula, and interim city manager Rob Johnson totaling a combined $286,000 over the next year.

At its Feb. 5 meeting, the city council voted unanimously to extend Johnson's appointment as interim city manager "for the foreseeable future." Johnson, who previously served as a senior manager for community development and outreach, was praised by council members for his performance since taking over for Bill Rawlings, who left the position in November.

According to the contract proposal submitted by city attorney Julie Biggs for consideration, Johnson would be paid $160,000 per year to continue as interim city manager. His performance would be re-evaluated at the end of the year.

In a separate proposal submitted by Biggs, Nelson would be paid $126,000 per year as an executive consultant to the city. According to the consultant agreement, the council directed staff to prepare such an agreement for Nelson as a consultant "for a variety of special projects and as a resource to the city manager and staff for management purposes." Paid out of the unassigned fund balance of the city's general fund, Nelson would be compensated at a flat rate of $10,000 per month plus $500 per month expense reimbursement for a one-year term ending on Feb. 28, 2014.

According to the agreement, Nelson's services provided to the city would include strategic planning facilitation; economic development; staff development and training; succession planning and organizational development; community services; and other matters as determined by the city council.

Last fall, the council agreed to pay Rawlings a severance payment of $183,667, plus a merit payment of $9,500.

The meeting begins at 7 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall, 29714 Haun Road.


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