City manager gets one-time merit increase

Claremont City Manager Tony Ramos received an early holiday gift in the form of a one-time $28,646 bonus from the city during the December 8 city council meeting.

The bonus resulted from a closed-session meeting on November 24, where the council conducted its annual evaluation of Mr. Ramos’ job performance. According to Mayor Corey Calaycay, Mr. Ramos received “high marks” during the evaluation.

The bonus includes a $17,467 merit award equal to eight percent of Mr. Ramos’ annual salary, plus a cash-out of 100 hours of leave pay, or $11,179, according to city records.

Mr. Ramos will receive the $28,646 on top of his annual salary of $259,425. His total pay and benefits amounted to $331,356 in 2014, according to Transparent California.

The bonus was a consent calendar item approved unanimously by council at the December 8 meeting without additional comment.

—Matthew Bramlett


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