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Scott Steepleton, Editor
11:41 am PDT May 7, 2021

Malibu residents are getting a first look at the proposed employment contract with the interim city manager.

When it meets via Zoom on Monday, the five-member City Council will be asked to approve what’s described as a “relatively basic and typical” agreement with Steve McClary that includes a monthly salary of $14,580 and monthly automobile/technology allowance of $1,250.

The agreement seeks “no additional health or insurance benefits of any type,” but includes reimbursement for “reasonable business and travel expenses.” The city will make the required contribution to the California Public Employees' Retirement System on McClary’s behalf.

The agreement can be terminated at the council’s discretion or when a permanent city manager is hired.

McClary can walk leave with a 21-day notice.

According to the staff report prepared by John Cotti, Malibu’s interim city attorney, the employment contract won’t increase the city’s costs, because McClary predecessor Reva Feldman’s salary “was already budgeted and was greater than the salary set forth in this agreement.”

The city manager is responsible for all of the administrative affairs of the city.

In his most recent position as assistant city manager of Camarillo, Cotti notes, McClary “generated organizational assessments related to the city’s staffing structure, efficiency and use of technology.”