Solana Beach city manager receives pay raise


Following a favorable performance review of his first year on the job, Solana Beach City Manager Greg Wade received a pay raise of $2,970, bringing his annual base salary to $200,970.

Wade was hired by the city in May 2015, entering into a three-year contract that began June 22, 2015 and ends June 21, 2018, unless extended by mutual agreement. The agreement provides for an annual performance and compensation review.

A council subcommittee comprised of Mayor David Zito and Councilman Mike Nichols facilitated the performance evaluation, which was conducted this summer. Upon review and evaluation of Wade’s performance this past year, the council determined that he “met the job standards as city manager,” according to the city staff report. The council voted 4-0, with Councilwoman Lesa Heebner absent, to approve the pay raise as part of the Sept. 14 consent calendar.

The raise reflects a 1.5 percent increase from Wade’s initial base salary of $198,000. He also receives a $5,400 annual car allowance.

According to the staff report, the increase “is commensurate to the general percentage pay increase provided to the represented employees of the city.”