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Record No: CB 119115    Version: 1 Council Bill No: CB 119115
Type: Ordinance (Ord) Status: Passed
Current Controlling Legislative Body City Clerk
On agenda: 11/20/2017
Ordinance No: Ord 125469
Title: AN ORDINANCE relating to the City Light Department; amending Ordinance 121176 to remove certain performance pay provisions.
Sponsors: Lisa Herbold
Supporting documents: 1. Summary and Fiscal Note, 2. Signed Ord_125469, 3. Affidavit of Publication
Related files: GS 382-1-A-1-2018

CITY OF SEATTLE

ORDINANCE __________________

COUNCIL BILL __________________

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AN ORDINANCE relating to the City Light Department; amending Ordinance 121176 to remove certain performance pay provisions.

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WHEREAS, Ordinance 121176 established annual and term-of-appointment performance pay awards for the position of the General Manager and CEO of the City Light Department, to be granted at the discretion of the Mayor; and

WHEREAS, no other department head is eligible for performance awards in excess of their regular compensation; and

WHEREAS, the Council wishes to be good stewards of ratepayer money; NOW, THEREFORE,

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY OF SEATTLE AS FOLLOWS:

Section 1. Subsections 1.C and 1.D of Ordinance 121176 are amended as follows:

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C. Reserved. ((Short Term Performance Award: A lump sum payment of up to eight percent (8%) of base salary, in addition to base salary, may be awarded for recognition of the accomplishment of goals and work outcomes at the completion of the annual evaluation period. Any lump sum payment made pursuant to this subsection shall be considered a part of regular compensation prorated annually, for purposes of withholding retirement contributions and calculating retirement benefits for affected employees who are members of the Seattle City Employees’ Retirement System.))

D. Reserved. ((Long Term Performance Award: A lump sum payment of up to ten percent (10%) of annualized base salary, in addition to base salary, may be awarded for recognition of the accomplishment of strategic, financial and operational goals of the utility at the end of the four year evaluation cycle. The long term performance award is also dependent upon the City Light Superintendent’s successful reconfirmation by the City Council and/or successful continuation of active employment beyond the four year evaluation cycle. To receive the payment, the employee must continue to be working in the position and title of City Light Superintendent beyond the end of the evaluation period. Any lump sum payment made pursuant to this subsection shall be considered a part of regular compensation prorated for that year, for purposes of withholding retirement contributions and calculating retirement benefits for affected employees who are members of the Seattle City Employees’ Retirement System.))

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Section 2.  This ordinance shall take effect and be in force 30 days after its approval by the Mayor, but if not approved and returned by the Mayor within ten days after presentation, it shall take effect as provided by Seattle Municipal Code Section 1.04.020.

Passed by the City Council the ____ day of ________________________, 2017, and

signed by me in open session in authentication of its passage this

 _____ day of ___________________, 2017.

 

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                                                                                                         President __________of the City Council

 

                     Approved by me this ____ day of _____________________, 2017.

 

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                                                                                                         ______________________, Mayor

 

                     Filed by me this ____ day of __________________________, 2017.

 

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                                                                                                         Monica Martinez Simmons, City Clerk

 

 

(Seal)