LONG BEACH, Calif. (2UG) – Long Beach City Manager Tom Modica has informed the mayor and council that he intends to donate a portion of his recently approved raise to the mayor’s fund to end homelessness, according to LB4D News.
“As the City’s designated labor negotiator and chief executive, I do not feel it is appropriate to receive a 4.96 percent CPI increase while most of our employees received a 2 percent increase this year,” said Modica.
In his memo outlining his plans, Modica notes the current CPI is 4.96 and the latest average city union contract wage increases have been 2%. Modica estimates his total post-tax contribution for 2022 and 2023 will be $15,526. The memo did not state how long Modica would continue making the donations.
Modica stated that he explored options on not excepting the raise.
“This decision was reached after exploring several options to not accept the increase, similar to last year,” said Modica. “Based on the advice of the City Attorney, the best available solution to achieve the goal of not benefiting from the salary increase is to donate the increase.”
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