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City bosses forego COLAs to keep staff

 

June 17, 2020

From left are, Ray Towry, Blair Larsen, Jeff Lynn, Brandon Neish, Rose Peda, Greg Springman

In an effort avoid laying off city staff, all five City of Sweet Home department heads volunteered to forego their annual 3 percent salary boost in hopes of preventing layoffs, City Manager Ray Towry told City Council members at their meeting Tuesday, June 9.

Towry, Public Works Director Greg Springman, Finance Director Brandon Neish, Police Chief Jeff W. Lynn, Library Director Rose Peda, and Community Development Director Blair Larson have all promised to relinquish their officially known as the annual Cost of Living Adjustment, or COLA, if Sweet Home does not meet its property tax revenu...



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