Seattle City Council OKs City Light CEO pay raiseJune 16, 2014 @ 5:33 pm
SEATTLE (AP) -- The Seattle City Council has approved a pay raise of as much as $120,000 a year for the CEO of Seattle City Light.
The Seattle Times reports (http://is.gd/6Nmxuy) that Jorge Carrasco (HOR'-hay car-AHS'-koh) is already the highest-paid city employee at nearly $245,000 a year.
After Monday's 6-2 council vote, The Times says Carrasco now has a pay range up to $364,000.
A spokesman for Mayor Ed Murray said Carrasco would get about $305,000 if the raise was approved. Murray says Carrasco deserves the raise to remain competitive with other utility directors.
The City Light executive salary is paid by utility customers.
The Times has reported that the utility hired an online reputation-management company last year to drown out critical stories about Carrasco in search results. City Light said it spent more than $17,000 on the contract with Brand.com.
Information from: The Seattle Times, http://www.seattletimes.com
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