Dunn will stay with current pay
Sandra Emerson, Staff Writer
Created: 06/11/2011 08:33:13 AM PDT

UPLAND – City Manager Stephen Dunn’s contract has yet to be signed, but his salary and benefits show a 45 percent decrease from the cost of the previous city manager.

Dunn was hired at a cost of $254,544 to the city, which includes the same leave accruals and some benefits he was already receiving as the finance director and interim city manager.

Former City Manager Robb Quincey was costing the city $460,096 for salary and benefits.

“All I said is give me what I have. I want a little more in compensation because it is a pretty stressful job. Other than that nothing over and above what I’m already getting,” Dunn said.

The City Council hired Dunn on Monday to replace Quincey, who was terminated on May 4 for breaching his employment contract and failing to follow specific council direction.

Dunn will receive 314 hours annually for vacation, sick, administrative and compensatory time off.

Should the City Council decide to terminate him, he would have a 90-day safety net.

He will continue to receive $4,200 annually in auto allowance.

Quincey was receiving 720 hours annually in leave. His safety net was 18 months.

Dunn will not receive a housing allowance, Public Employee Retirement System buyback, technology allowance or preventive health allowance, which were given to Quincey.

“It’s a breath of fresh air and it’s leading by example,” Mayor Ray Musser said. “We’re going to have to ask the department heads as well as other leading people to do the same thing.”

The city is facing a $4.6 million budget gap in its 2011-12 fiscal year, which may require labor cuts.

Quincey had several amendments to his contract that gave him numerous increases in salary and benefits since he was hired in 2005.

Quincey’s attorney, Michael Zweiback, said the City Council abdicated a lot of its responsibilities to former Mayor John Pomierski when it came to Quincey’s contract.

“For them now to say that either they were unaware or that (Quincey) did something wrong in relation to these contracts, they are just playing politics,” Zweiback said.

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