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File #: 22-0627    Version: 1 Name: CA - Merit Increase Anderson
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 6/6/2022 In control: City Council
On agenda: 6/14/2022 Final action: 6/14/2022
Title: Recommendation for approval of a merit increase as required by Section 15 of the City’s Salary Resolution to Deputy City Attorney, Taylor M. Anderson.
Sponsors: City Attorney
Attachments: 1. 061422-C-3sr.pdf
TITLE
Recommendation for approval of a merit increase as required by
Section 15 of the City’s Salary Resolution to Deputy City Attorney, Taylor M. Anderson.

DISCUSSION
Pursuant to Section 15 of the City’s Resolution No. RES-21-0100, City Council authority is required for any merit raises over seven percent (7%). The City Council authority is requested to provide a ten percent (10%) merit increase for Deputy City Attorney, Taylor M. Anderson.

Ms. Anderson has gone above and beyond her traditional job duties since the beginning of the pandemic, and she continues to provide exceptional work performance on a daily basis . Throughout the pandemic, she provided countless hours of advice and counsel to the Health Department and the COVID-19 response team, making herself available around the clock to address the numerous critical issues (both legal and operational) arising from the City’s response to the pandemic.

When Ms. Anderson’s pandemic-related workload eased, but didn’t disappear, she served as lead legal advisor to the Redistricting Commission, attending several late-night public meetings and helping to shepherd a complex and charged process to a successful conclusion.

Election season ramped up shortly after redistricting wound down, and in keeping with past practice, Ms. Anderson again stepped up to take a leading role assisting the City Clerk’s team in conducting the upcoming City-wide elections. When there is a high-profile matter in the City, Ms. Anderson is probably working on it, and if she is, she is certainly providing excellent legal advice. The City Attorney’s office and the City of Long Beach are very fortunate to have her on their respective teams and recommend a 10 percent merit increase.

This matter was reviewed by Budget Operations and Development Officer, Rhutu Amin Gharib on June 6, 2022.

FISCAL IMPACT
The Deputy City Attorney position is currently budgeted in the General Fund Group in the City Attorney’s Office. Sufficient funds are bu...

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